- Peter Smith was a Frontiers men, he lives about 10 hours (20 miles) from a town or settlement. He usually had 1 big meal a day, and they would have to hunt or harvest his food. Also living that remote there were no hospitals or medicine for 20 miles.
- Christine Maclean was the Innkeeper, the Inn was used for travelers so they can sleep and have a good meal. Christine charged little only a shilling a night, she was cheap because she didn't want to pay extra money for taxes. The Inn was also used as the church, schoolhouse, and a court.
- Private Rowland Soule was a British Grenadier, he had grenades and matches on him at all times. He ate oatmeal, rice, beans, and he drank spruce beer because of the vitamins, It was a command that after you drank the spruce beer you had to hold your cup out so you couldn't save it for one time. Their were super strict commands, if didn't obey you would get a harsh whipping. I liked the station because we got to learn how to fire the a musket.
- Ida was a mother and wife, she explained what toys her kids enjoyed. Some of the games and toys she showed were qoints, Jacobs Ladder, nine pin, toy soldiers, climbing bear, and noise makers. For babies or younger children they had little wooden dolls. She also said that the toys were pretty expensive but a carpenter could make them.
- Zebadiah, Zeb for short was a carpenter, he had all these blades and saws to cut wood. He had axes and hatchets. You could not throw them at an animal or anything because then you would have to get a new ax or hatchet because the animal would run away with it.
- Cathrine and Leon duBois were a couple and the explained what type of clothing they had back in the 1770s. When the children were still potty training they wore shifts which were little clothes for them. The boys dressed like their fathers after they were potty trained so they wore leggings, knee breeches, and a shirt. The girls wore dresses and full gowns after they were potty trained. They usually wore leather and wooden shoes.
- Charles W. Walker was a Militia. He was sort of the back up for the American army in case they were having lots of trouble. At all times they had six weapons. One of them was a big gun which had a pointy end for hand to hand combat. With one end of the gun you could put it on the person's head and crush their skull. He wore a gorget around his neck symbolizing that he was very important.
- Josher Ofallon was a trapper and trader. Good and truthful trappers make good trades and good money because the don't cheat! He only cheats trading when other people cheat him. He mostly traded beaver skin because it was worth lots and weighed a pound.
- Janette Lundahl was the spinner. Her parents were killed in a carriage accident so she was adopted. She didn't raise cotton and people were very picky about what color cotton they got. They only liked white cotton.
- Captain Parke was surveyor. He made maps and measured in chains. Chains were their measurement and had simple things with him. He had a compose and a Jacobs staff. The Jacobs staff kept the compose from falling. We also learned that the Earth is not a perfect sphere.
Overall I think that life in the Midwest in the 1770s was probably about helping others and trading things. I really liked that people were so kind to dress up for us!
I didn't dislike anything because it was all really cool because people explained in deep detail about their lives! This was an awesome field trip.