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Wednesday, April 23, 2008

On this day in 1870....

The mysterious author of my journal wrote this on April 23, 1870:

3 Meals at Home
Worked on Fosters Trestle

3 yards silk 3.75
12 yards dress goods 3.60
1 yard (illegible) .20
2 1/2 yds cambric (?) .31
1 yard Braid .10
milk 2
_____
7.98


It must have been such a splurge to buy that silk....I wonder if his wife was making a dress or bonnet for a special occasion? And what would this gentlemen say knowing that milk is quite a bit more than $.02 now!!!?

One other note: A local town named Hop Bottom used to be known as Foster and had a train station. I wonder if Fosters Trestle is connected to the town of Hop Bottom (Foster)?

Many Blessings,
Mary Jo

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