The Way It Was

There's no doubt that life was different for our ancestors.
Some might say it was more difficult but less complicated.
Others might say it was a torturous but rewarding existance.

Here are links to sites which contain information about some of the equipment they used, the problems they faced, and the fun they had.

Just for fun: dMarie Time Capsule

Houses
Sod Home
Log Cabin Home
Victorian Home

Household
Quilting
Drying Food
Canning Food
Ice Box
Refrigerator
Wood Stove
Washing Machine
Lye Soap
Sad Iron
Outdoor Toilet

Farms & Farm Implements
Milking Machine
Grain Cradles
Corn Sheller
Dairy Centrifuge
Teams
Tractor
Miscellaneous
Howell Living History Farm

Transportation
Automobile
Railroad
Airplane

Society
One-room School Houses
Quilting Bees
Ice-Cream Socials
Hay Rides

World Issues
The Civil War
Women's Suffrage
The World War
The 1918 Influenza Pandemic
The Roaring 20s
The Great Depression
The Roaring 20s and The Great Depression

Secret Societies
It was very common for men and women of this era to belong to secret societies. Here is a link to a site which contains much information regarding most, if not all, of the societies mentioned in these books.
A Survey of Secret Societies

Click here for my opinion of secret societies.
Click here for info concerning a secret society.


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