Sunday, February 26, 2012

Wadsworth Diary - Feb 26, 1858

Pleasant & warm, 12 above zero Helped Jos pack ice in morn, then we went to Mr. Burrs Auction. Got home about 4 ½. Bought a pair of clamps & some old iron Bought a watch of Olnez Cook for 3.50  
Written on side: Hurt my knee.

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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