Saturday, February 4, 2012

Wadsworth Diary - Feb 4, 1858

Very Pleasant & Warm. Father went to Rev. Thayers after the wagon & I went after Jos. Oxan. Than we drawed birchwood from the Rockwood lot. Drawed 3 cords with oxan & 1 with horse. Jos was away part the day. Went to writing school in eve with Sarah.

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   

Note: The vote to continue was close but positive for continuing: 13 for, 10 against. The diary skips Feb 1892 and picks up again in April. What I have done to keep with the February period is go back to one of the earlier years in the diary, 1858.  

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