Friday, February 10, 2012

Wadsworth Diary - Feb 10, 1858

Very Pleasant & warm Went to Mr. Phersons after the Doctor (for Wm. Greene) but he wasn’t coming there, so went to Hermans and he went after him (Dr. Nelson). He came here about noon. I took care of Wm last night & going to 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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