[Homestead] Homesteading, early days
tonihawr at msn.com
Tue Dec 7 19:48:17 EST 2004
----- Original Message ----- From: Gene GeRue<mailto:genegerue at ruralize.com>
> The horses became so weak from starvation [that?] they were not fit for traveling so Mr. Lane would walk 15 miles to what they called the "Dutch Settlement" and now known as Swanton, pay $2.00 per bushel for corn and carry a sack full on his shoulder making a thirty mile.round trip for one sack.
Thank you for giving us a baseline to which we
can compare "modern problems" ....
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