Cooperstown Graduate Program

a heritage of hard work

In this undated photo to the right, hops pickers from Taugher’s Hop Yard fill wooden boxes with hops plants for processing. Workers processed the picked hops in a hop house. Many of these architectural relics vanished from the upstate New York landscape. CGP students documented many hop houses in Otsego and Madison counties for the ANYSF.

Hop barn drawing
"Hop-Barn- Gable Roof." Harbison Farm, Middlefield, Otsego County. Drawing by Larry Schoonover, 26 November 1973. Archive of New York State Folklife, NYSHA Library.

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