Near town, on the old road from Jones River to Winnatuxet (Indian Pond Road) is Duke's Hole. This pond-hole or slough is one of many treacherous places in our swamps and marshy spots.

It got its name in this way: some years ago, men were working in the woods with a yoke of oxen at a season when the ground was supposed to be frozen and safe for sledding. The oxen got into the pond-hole and could not help themselves to get out. One of them, by great effort on the part of the men, was saved, but the other, old Duke, was drowned.

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