Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Wadsworth Diary - Feb 15, 1858

Very Pleasant Cold & windy 11 above Went to Wm. Millers after the Corn Sheller Than went to (Frosts) mill. Than staid in store some. Jos gone to Bald Hill, cars off the track on acct of the 9 A.M. train got here 1 ¼ o’clk P.M. Jos & I shelled the corn that grew on the Wright place 16 ¼ Bushls; ½ mine.

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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