Insider Feature

By Monica Humphries

Family legends and stories have always been a part of The Old Homestead, a 558-acre farm in upstate New York that has been in her family since 1787.

Iris Rogers, who manages her family’s farm, has heard plenty of these stories, which have been collected over eight generations.

One that always caught her attention was what she calls the milk can story. According to the story, Iris told Insider, her great-grandfather, Elbert Rogers, stored the original deed to the farm in an old milk can and hid it somewhere on the property…..

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