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Helvetia


Central village

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This photo of Helvetia in about 1910 shows the central village, which was occupied by skilled craftsmen. The town had about 20 different kinds of craftsmen, including carpenters, stonemasons, bakers, wagonmakers, and cheesemakers. The hillsides were cleared for farm use, while the cattle roamed free in the woods during the summer, a common practice in Switzerland. Photo by Aegerter.



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