In 1876, Springdale Farm was purchased by James Adams and owned by his family for nearly a century. James Adams made Springdale primarily a fruit farm. When his son, Myron, took over, the farm remained prosperous until the 1930s when a major ice storm hit, damaging many of the fruit bearing trees. Myron then converted Springdale to a dairy farm and planted several crops including wheat oats, corn, peas, string beans and potatoes. In 1960, the Adams family sold Springdale to another farmer and shortly afterwards, Springdale Farm was sold to Monroe County.