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1 confessed I'd never heard of "Westffelds" either, but then there are a great many things I've never heard of. Harley continued, "The old folks called them Seek-no-furthers. " "Sounds like something they made up themselves," 1said. "No, it's an old English name. Fellow from Westfield, Massachusetts, is supposed to have planted the first one on top of Dudley town Mountain back in the 1700's. " "Oh, in a way it's not the same tree," said Harley. "It just kept growing and falling down and growing up again.

There are still herb, pill, and spice boxes stronger now (through seasoning) than they were a century ago; their metal counterparts have become rusted and been discarded. The Shakers used elm, maple, and oak in their boxes, but considered basswood too fragile. The "fingers" or lap ends of Shaker boxes usually turn to the right because of a religious belief in the word "right" which made the Shakers shun anything going toward the left. It was contrary to order to kneel on the left knee first, to put on the left boot first, or to step first with the left foot.

And to replace the beauty of handmade design, ornaments were added. A locomotive stack might be fluted and flowered; a steam engine's walking-beam might become a replica of an Ionic column. Carpenter's tools, house architecture, and even farm machinery got the treatment. It was an era of doodads and decoration. The American reverence for wood had become old-fashioned and obsolete almost overnight, and the individual makers of wooden things became rare artisans. There rose a quest for new ways to use wood, even to the point of wasting it.

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