Collecting and Preserving the History of Springfield, NY since 1959. 

Rum Hill Watering Trough

The water trough was placed by Thomas R. Proctor in honor of his fellow Richfield Springs summer resident, Robert F. Westcott. While driving his wagon near Mt. Otsego, Westcott was thrown from the wagon. After righting the wagon, he was stricken with apoplexy and declared dead.