The History of Long and Brier Islands

Fox Ranching

by | May 18, 2021 | Fox Ranching, Freeport, Miscellaneous, Tiverton | 5 comments

This featured picture is where School Street Market is today.

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  1. Shelley Scheible

    Do we know when they stopped fox ranching? I remember growing up and our cat had kittens and someone brought a fix pup who nursed along with the kittens.

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    • Rodney Stark

      I do not know the date as I haven’t been able to find one in my research, but what I remember going to Carman Nase farm when I was young and I can’t remember any foxes around in the mid to late 50’s. I remember going to Tiverton school about 1956 and the Elliott fox ranch (the largest on the Island) they still had a few. This fox ranch was along side the school. We would go in the fox ranch on our noon hour to see these foxes. I think the market was the down fall of the foxes here on our Island.

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      • Rodney Stark

        PS: The last I remember of foxes on the Island was in the early 80’s Ricky Small tried his hand at fox farming. He tried his at the Lazy Day Farm in Tiverton,but didn’t have much luck at it.

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  2. Richard McDormand

    Daniel Kenney had a fox ranch on his property on the left side of the road going up to his barn that was under the hill.

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    • Rodney Stark

      Richard that is good to know. Was he into fox ranching alone or did he have a partner? Most of the fox ranchers on Long Island usually had a partner.Thanks for the information.

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