Snapshots from rural Shelby

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 22 May 2014 at 12:00 am

Photos by Tom Rivers

SHELBY – I had to go Buffalo yesterday and on the way home and drove along some of the rural roads of Shelby. Here are a few highlights from the drive.

These ducks were in the road at the intersection of Bigford and Martin roads at dusk on Wednesday.

Telephone poles line Martin Road, which includes several picturesque barns.

Two birdhouses are attached to a tree on Edwards Road.

The leaves from a tree in the Millville Cemetery are in the foreground while bales of hay are lined up across the street on East Shelby Road.

The sun comes down over the bales of hay on East Shelby Road across from the Millville Cemetery.

The monument of Asa Hill is a prominent landmark in the Millville Cemetery and the East Shelby community. Hill served in the Civil War and returned to the community and became a prominent farmer.

The monument to Asa Hill looks towards Sanderson Road, where local lore says he keeps watch on the family farm.