Geo Hubbard of Connecticut, says: 'Nearly all our towns are full of objects of natural beauty, easy of development, and very many of them rich in legendary and historical associations. What is greatly wanted is some" thing more of rural art and adornment; something which shall beautify our country villages, educate public taste, make the homes of the fathers dearer to their sons, and the local associations of childhood dearer to old age, and thus turn back, in part, at least, the tide of migration from the rural towns, and make the city seek the country life, and make it what it used to be in our own State and what it still is in the oldest and most cultivated nations of the world".