Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Wadsworth Diary - Jan 25, 1892

Pleasant & thawy. Chored about. Went up the hill, & showed Mrs. Kimball Willie’s hay & c & c. I loaded the stalks up there & had to unload part of them, as came near to breaking the hay rack. Peter helped take part off onto Willie’s wagon. I carried 1145 lbs. to E. Taft, & have the rest now on my hay rack. Broke the folk handle. Nettie came home to day this PM.

In the 1850s, on a busy working farm in the southern part of Franklin, a man named George Wadsworth started writing in a journal about everyday events. When he filled that journal, he bought another, and filled that up too. Two dozen journals, and 27 years later, he had written about almost everything that can happen in a small New England town. His words were lost to history until 1986, when town resident Gail Lembo came across some of the journals at a yard sale. 

From the Franklin Historical Museum website  

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