The Silverton Common is all the vacant land you see around Silverton starting at the cattle grid and has existed for over 115 years. It was originally much larger than its’ current 12,000 acres. It was established for the keeping of residents milking cows and goats and also for teams of bullocks and donkeys which were regularly used as transport for goods to and from the area. The Common is still home to stock today, with each owner (Silverton Residents) paying a small fee per head of cattle, horses or camels. Stock roams freely, so keep an eye on the road while driving!
With its long tradition and stability, Ithaca is special. They preach family. Sixty kids comprised my freshman football class, but we became friends instantly through our love of the game. The strength of that initial bond with teammates – the fact that they automatically become your friends – made the thousand mile journey easier. Going from South Florida to Upstate New York was a great adjustment, yet I never once felt homesick. My coaches and teammates were always there for me. Of those sixty freshman, only about thirty remained on the team senior year – the rest either quit or got cut. Our friendship endured even after it was no longer facilitated through football. My roommates didn’t play the last two years, but remained my best friends.