Maple sugar and maple syrup in historic New England.
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Maple Sugar in New England

One of the earliest agricultural products of New England was the sugar made from distilling the sap of the Sugar Maple. The Indians knew how to make maple sugar long before the European colonists arrived. Although maple sugar and maple syrup have been manufactured widely in New England, Hayward's Gazetteer documented a number of towns in which the production of maple sugar was an especially prominent enterprise in the 1830s:


Maple Sugar in New England



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