Very Pleasant & warm 16 above zero Finished packing the ice. Sawed some (birch) wood. Went to schoolhouse & trimmed the lamps and to Mr. Pherson & staid in store some. Jos was gone to Mr. Frosts most the afternoon. Father went to Dedham with Wm Miller. Went to Lyceum in eve.
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