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Excerpts from Souvenir

Submitted by David M. Waid 

Francis C. Waid chronicled life in Crawford County and along the road in the late 1800s.  He complied his family sketches, thoughts, impressions, and "little transactions of common events of life" into three volumes titled Souvenir. Excerpts from this work are presented here. Hundreds of Crawford County residents are mentioned throughout the excerpts. Thanks to David M. Waid for making this material available.

Highlights of the Souvenir
bulletThe Bible, Books and Newspapers
bulletVisit to Island Home Farm, East Tennessee October 1883
bulletTrip to Lake Chautauqua and other places, August 1886
bulletTrip to Cincinnati and Dayton, Ohio Sept 1886
bulletTrip to New York, Long Branch and Essex, Conn, September 1887
bulletMy First Trip to Kansas, October 1888
bulletTrip to Athens, Penn, Elmira, NY, Etc, Dec 1888 - Jan 1889
bulletRetrospective Thoughts
bulletTrip to Washington, DC, February 1889
bulletSome Thoughts Before Leaving Home
bulletMy Second Trip to Kansas, April 1889
bulletOttawa Chautauqua Assembly
bulletTopeka Chautauqua Assembly
bulletTrip to Jamestown and Chautaqua, NY, Aug 1889
bulletThird Trip to Kansas, October 1889
bulletCentennial Celebration of Crawford County
bulletCare and Thrift on the Farm
bulletMoney, A Defense
bulletWho Received the first 300 copies of Souvenir
bulletLetters to Francis C. Waid about the Souvenir
bulletArticle from the Meadville Tribune about the Souvenir
bulletThe Waid Twins Monument in Blooming Valley Cemetery
bulletThe Bible
bulletOur Native Land
bulletFamily Portraits
bulletMore Letters about the Souvenir


A few words about Francis C. Waid by David M. Waid

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Biographical Sketches


Francis C. Waid

Franklin Waid

G.N. Waid

Robert Waid

George W. Cutshall

C. R. Slocum


Biography of the Phelps Family


Autobiography of Thomas W. Phelps


The Henry O. Allen Family

Highlights of the Souvenir
bulletIntroductory Thoughts
bulletSugar Making
bulletA Monarch of the Forest
bulletSchool Record of Blooming Valley, 1851-52
bulletAdvice to Young Men


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