Once more, for nostalgia's sake, the Mill River in its old version:
Old Mill Pond from West Main Street Bridge
Here is more on the Mill River from January 2009: Skating Scene at Rippowam Park (scroll down for sketch).
As to the sketches, we add the usual warning: "At times, the accompanying vignettes are mostly folklore passed on to Mr. Bailey by residents of the areas where he was sketching. In those instances he had no way of determining the truth of the story. Nor have we. It is presented as a sidelight to the sketch. Therefore, researchers are cautioned to regard these tales as local color, interesting, thought provoking, but sometimes not entirely factual."
(Reference files: Bailey 288.jpg )