Thursday, January 26, 2012

Wadsworth Diary - Jan 26, 1892

Clear, but very windy & cold. Seems the coldest yet. chored about, see to the trains & c for Willie. Carried a load of husks for him to E.Taft,(850 lbs.). Willie had a bad night last night, Dr. Hull there to night. Mr. Smith the tin peddler is stopping here to night.

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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