Agriculture

The crops have changed, but many of the farms remain.  Sod now replaces potatoes:

potato-growers

Many of the farms have been replaced by neighborhood developments, but at least one large dairy farm, Meadowburg,  remains.

meadowburg-dairy-farm-1977

The following is a link to the sad story of a herd of holsteins killed during a fire:

tefft-dairy-farm-fire-wyoming-1969

Additionally in 1972, fire claimed a “valuable stud horse” in the Woodville section of Town:

horse-lost-in-fire

Horses also continue to be raised in the area.  Also horse racing has disappeared in Rhode Island, but in 1970, a Wyoming quarter horse was capturing trophies in his breed class.

race-horse