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1. I am looking forward to meeting Janette Lundahl because she seems like she had an interesting life. I also would like to meet her because I would like to know how to spin thread.
2. I am looking forward to meeting Captain John Ira Parke because he seems really smart and he had a cool life. I would also like to seem him because he seems fun.
- Miss McClean was an innkeeper. She taught us that you had to have a license to be a innkeeper. She also had to be the eyes and the ears of the village. She had to report anything suspicious to the boss that was in charge. The inn was used for many different activity's such as court room, school house, and a church. She was taught how to read which is very rare for her age. The inn was also a pub and a tavern.
- Name: Peter Smith. Job: Frontiersmen. He lives in a settlement which is 20 miles away (10 hours away). There was only 1 big meal a day, it was usually in the middle of the day but rarely in the morning. The hardest thing to do was to get food and life was tough because of that. If you get hurt your only choice is to go to the settlement and get some medicine or step in the lake/pond and cool your wound. They had no currency but they had items for trade.
- Name: Roland Soule. Job: British Grenadier. He was not a criminal even though people thought he was. All of the every British Grenadier was poor. You have to do every command or else you get whipped. He carried the lighter for a grenade. He ate rice, oatmeal, beans, and hardtack.
- Ida was a Toy maker. Her husband was a Carpenter that made many of her toys for her children . Some of her games were rig toss, Jacobs ladder, jacks, a wooden doll for babies, clay balls ( marbles), captain cook game ( connect four). One of her toys was called climb a bear that helped you learn how to milk the cow.
- Name: Zebadiah. Job: Carpenter. He was a carpenter that made many different things. Axes, to barrels to tools for measuring the circumference of something. He was Ida's husband so he made most of the toys for her. He says that on the shaving horse, it is not that hard to make a handle for an axe. He also made a to and fro mattel that makes it easier to split wood in half.
- Name: Charles W. Walker. Job: Militia. He served in the Highland army. He also was a general who bought various different items to help him win in battles. He told his men different things like "A last minute weapon to use in a battle is the gun because it can kill people easily" or "Hook at the west and sleep across for safety". He also told us that the Malisha is not a common army.
- Name: Joseph O'F allen. Job: Trapper and fur trader. He was a trapper and a trader that trades different kinds of animal skins. He traded them because he would get good stuff in return. 1 pound of beaver skin is around $2200 in the time right now! Any kind of skin was really expensive but the most expensive was beaver fur. It was really expensive because they were the best to make hats out of. He said that you couldn't trade animal shaped skin because they were't that valuable. He also told us that animals wear their best coat in the winter so you should hunt for them in the winter if you want the best coat in town!
- Name: Catherine DuBois. Job: Colonial Clothing. This lady told us all about the stuff that little children and other colonists would wear. Girls would wear a shift. If you were poor, you would only have about 3-4 shifts. Although, if you were wealthy and rich, you would have atlas 8 or more shifts because 7 for the week and 1 more for laundry day. She made little diapers out of ballin when the babies started to learn how to walk. She also made wooden shoes. She says that wooden shoes are not uncomfortable but the leather shoes that she had were the kind that got rotten and dirty if you worked in the fields. With your wooden shoes, they don't even rot!
- Name: Janette Lundahl. Job: Spinner. She is a spinner that makes cotton and other types of wool. She was adopted when she was little because her parents got killed in a crash. But some folks wanted to have children but couldn't so they adopted her. Janette told us that hemp toe is the worst to make stuff out of that that was only what she grew. She said that flex was the best out of anything and she even grew it. The most interesting part was that I actually got to see her spin!
- Name: Captain Park. Job: Surveyor. Captain Park measures land and to do that he uses some tools. He told us about these tools. He only uses simple instruments like a Jacob Staff, chains, and some sticks with flags on them. The Jacob Staff is like a compass. It is a magnet compass. It is really tall and it points magnitude north. He uses chains to measure how much of the land there is. He also uses these stick like things to see how far places are. The most important thing about measuring is that you have to use math!
Summarize your experience at the Historical Reenactment by writing about what you learned, the connections you made to your experience in 1775 Boston, and what you liked or disliked. Try to show me how valuable of an experience this was. If you write "in character" (as an apprentice visiting Illinois) it will possibly be more fun! ->
We learned many things from these people. We also liked this field trip because they taught us so much. For example, if you were a frontiersman you would have to walk to the nearest settlement even if it was 20 miles away. When you were a person like them you would eat only one big meal in the middle of the day. The worst thing about being a frontiersman would have to get used to not having much food. We liked this person because he taught us how hard life would be as a frontiersman. We also learned about the life of a trapper and fur trader. The thing we thought was most interesting was one beaver coat was 2 thousand two-hundred dollars. We were thinking to about the price of flat screen T.V because they are both the same price( the flat screen in this time and the beaver skin during their time) . He also taught us that trappers would like to catch beavers because of the warmth of there fur to make hats and trade them. He even showed us the beaver trap and how they used them. He also told us that a gun was easier than the beaver trap. We liked him because he told us so much valuable information. This whole experience was so valuable because everybody knew what the were talking about and it was easy for kids to understand.