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Final Post

Thanks to everyone for following along on this nearly-year-long journey back in time. It is with some sadness that this series comes to a close. December 13th was the last entry, as the small pocket journal was at its last … Continue reading

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December 13, 1902

This has been the finest day for nearly two weeks. I have been chopping wood on the forty all day. Yesterday Henry and I put the fence in order around the north piece of Peacock’s stock pasture.

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December 11, 1902

Has been a very fine day tho a raw wind has blown all day from the N.E. We spent the day in sawing wood in the yard. Harve took a cord of wood to Perkins’ which I sold while in … Continue reading

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December 8, 1902

As I have made no entries since the 3rd, the record of last week has been somewhat neglected. The weather being excessively cold, little was done save some necessary chores and they were not well done. The weather has been … Continue reading

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December 3, 1902

A very bad day for anything. Yesterday began with a light rain which continued until evening when it started to snow, and kept it up until this morning and now, a strong wind having blown all day from the North; … Continue reading

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December 1, 1902

A remarkably fine day for this time of year. I finished the grade at Cedar Bridge today.

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November 28, 1902

A dark day. The sky has been overcast nearly all day and now at ten o’clock it has been sifting soft snow which melts nearly as fast as it falls. Yesterday was Thanksgiving Day. I worked on the grade in … Continue reading

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November 26, 1902

Last night brot the first real taste of winter. A little snow and a big freeze so of course the ground plowed quite hard today. I made very good headway on the grade today: expect to finish the East end … Continue reading

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November 24, 1902

Have put in a full week on the grade to approach of Cedar bridge tonight. Have been able to get out at the bridge nearly all afternoon. Now have a fifteen foot grade on the East end. (East end of … Continue reading

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November 18, 1902

A fine day, a strong south west wind has blown all day. Tonight the sky is overcast and I fear for the weather. Harve went to Dakota today. I began work on the fill at Cedar Creek bridge.

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