SEGMENT: FARMING METHODS, CHILDHOOD EDUCATION, & TRANSPORTATION

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SEGMENT: FARMING METHODS, CHILDHOOD EDUCATION, & TRANSPORTATION,

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TOWNS
Went to Glasgow (5 mi.) to shop, but never went to Bowling Green (15mi). Sister picked strawberries near there once. Shops in town had open barrels of pickles and crackers. Notes heating in stores, mainly wood stoves. Traveling salesman drove wagon around country selling everything rural people could need.
FARMHOUSE
When family moved to Illinois, father had ready a two-story farmhouse with big rooms north of Taylorville.
RECOLLECTIONS
Discussion of move from KY to IL.
CHILDHOOD EDUCATION
Attended Sharps School north of Taylorville from 5th to 8th grade. Played games at recess (Duck, Duck, Goose) & skated in ditch nearby. In KY, had a marble yard to play marbles in.
FARMING METHODS
Farming much bigger in Illinois & required larger teams of horses & more machinery to work more ground. Had 160 acres and always got the crop in. Plowing done in the spring except for sod. 24 mules did the job. Also had chickens, and a garden. Started early, took an hour for lunch and stopped at six.
CHILDHOOD EDUCATION
He was 14 when moved to Auburn where he attended high school & graduated in 1922. New township high school in 1916, where kids from Auburn, Thayer, and Chatham attended. He took a horse and buggy to school.
TRANSPORTATION
Starts with short discussion of using interurban trolley. Light a match & they would stop for you after dark. Farmers left their numbered cans at a train stop & the Interurban picked them up and took them to Springfield creamery. Later trucks picked up the milk at the farms and took it there or to Litchfield.