The geology of the area has resulted in gentle rolling hills with a fertile river valley which attracted settlers whose main occupation ---farming---left its stamp on the area. That idyllic backdrop of quilt-like pasture, meadow and cropland--stitched together with hedgerows, patterned with cows and hay bales, and tied with clusters of buildings---has for 200 years been the character of this place. Old photos are windows which give us a glimpse of what daily life was like and what buildings once stood. The area sites are reminders of what geological forces and human events have shaped our valley.

The Floyd Armstrong farm complex still exists on Armstrong road. In the family for generations, it has remained unchanged for many years and is a good example of how the "family farm" used to look.