Stop and look is all I’m saying,
Robert Johnson could be playing.
Here one finds a panoramic view of pure country where Clock and Sperry Roads intersect the McGraw-Marathon Road. The land below and beyond is Freetown.
Freetown hubbub might be best experienced down in the valley leaning on the fender of a town truck at the village garage. This crossroads, known as Freetown Corners, is also where the Town Hall resides and where a steady influx of neighbors stop by for business or social or both. Around back is a park with picnic tables and a basketball court. Off in a corner of the park, one can see a large pipe jutting from the side road and below find a perfect old time swimming hole. Bring your swim gear (or not).
The most recent immigrants to the area are Amish families whose horses & buggies are a common sight as their primary mode of transportation. The Amish farmers can be seen on a summer day working the fields the way the original settlers would. If it’s laundry day, a drive down the road past one Amish farm will yield a wonderful display of dungarees from small to large arranged by size on an endless clothesline.
This cache was moved in May 2015 after having resided for a spell at Bob’s Country Store. This served as a museum of country store artifacts and goods until the doors closed in 2013, after a thirty-year labor of love by Bob & Joyce Barrows. The building still exists and, though sightseers are discouraged from stopping, a slow drive by on the route to Marathon might conjure up what once was. See the archived site on the Experience Cortland GeoTour for a more detailed description.