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"From a fledgling agrarian kingdom clinging to the Atlantic seaboard in 1800, the us through 1900 was once the world's top business country, generating a 3rd of the world's commercial output. via approximately 2 hundred photos and drawings, the US remodeled: Engineering and know-how within the 19th Century highlights not just the most obvious icons of feat similar to the Brooklyn Bridge and Erie Canal but Read more...


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39 As of 1831, John never had been to New York. He was passing on hearsay information learned from other immigrants in Philadelphia or Pittsburgh. 40 A roleau was a type of window shade (Arndt and Brostowin 1969). 41 These are terms for Spanish coins circulated in the era 1792–1860. The reale, known as a “bit,” originally was worth about 12 cents. Most of the coins actually in use, however, were clipped or badly worn: a fip was worth 5 and one-half cents; a levy was worth 11 cents. ” Coopers tools, round adzes, augers, planes & chisels, every kind of saw especially hand and cross cut saws—The hand saws were called foxtail saws, in distinction from buck saws.

Later I saw Rapp’s only daughter—a maiden of over eighty,25 but born in Wuertemberg, before [21] establishment of celibacy. 26 But they had to die out in the course of time. My father indulges in great hopes of starting a great sheep ranche, and tells Baer to be sure and bring along a German shepherd with some dogs—goes to Economy & buys sheep—Finds that sheep bite off the grass close to the ground and spoil the pasture for cattle and sees to his horror that American sheep will roam wild in the woods and won’t mind a dutch Shepherd— In my young days the sheep culture in Saxonburg was already falling into desuetude.

In 1924, the Butler County Historical Society published his essay. Later, it was copied by Sipe into a history of the county (1927). Portions of it were quoted by Schuyler in his biography of the family (1931). Two schoolteachers at the Knoch school in Saxonburg, Hugh Shearer and Ralph Goldinger, made a concerted effort to patch together all available documentation about the colonizing efforts (Goldinger 1990). They compared the letters and Washington’s other memories against the oral histories of local residents and government documents, such as deed records and census reports.

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