SEGMENT: TRANSPORTATION, ORCHARDS, & HAZARDS

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SEGMENT: TRANSPORTATION, ORCHARDS, & HAZARDS,

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TRANSPORTATION
People forded creeks before bridges. Notes that cuts in river bank can show location of old fords.
ORCHARDS
No apples when settlers arrived. Settlers planted orchards. People without orchard would take wagon to go get apples.
FOOD STORAGE
Describes food storage method involving burying of turnips, potatoes, apples, and sweet potatoes in a pit lined with straw and covered with six inches of dirt.
HAZARDS
A man took a horse team and wagon to gather apples and had to cross a ford on the way back late at night after a rain had raised the water level several feet. He and his wagonload of fruit were swept downstream. Talks about other fords when there were no bridges.