Monday, February 6, 2012

Wadsworth Diary - Feb 6, 1858

Very Stormy, Windy & cold all day. Snow Made & set 2 hoops on a cask, took most fournoon, than helped Jos shell our corn that grew on the Pherson lot, about 18 baskets. Than went up with oxan & c. Dutchman staid here last night in barn, couldn’t understand him. Sent him off in cars. 
Written on side: Mrs. Wright is here this eve. Going to stay tonight.

 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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