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1. I am looking forward to meeting Ida because I would like to see how kids had fun in the 1700's. I think all of the toys will be made out of wood.
2. I also want to meet Joseph O'Fallon because I want to know how hard it would be to trap animals back then. I really want to know how they made the trap and what materials they used to make the trap.
Christine, MacLean, innkeeper She makes money by running a inn after her husband died. Indenture servants came to help out. She read the newspaper and it took 6 weeks to get.
Peter Smith, Frontierman Peter Smith is the oldest son of Joseph and Marie, His father died in a border skirmish in southwest Penn Colony 30 years ago. He lives in the western mountains from the Carolinas. He and his neighbors had had to protect King George’s army and loyalist troops. Peter Smith ate 1 big meal a day. He used smoke or salt to preserve meat. Peter said that the hardest thing to get was food.
Captain Parke Soule, British Grenaider: Captain Parke Soule was born in Dartmouth, Bristol County, Massachusetts. He wore a very thick, red, wool coat with several weapons on it. It looked similar to the one guy that we were Skyping and he was in Tennessee. He had a lighter on his coat and Captain Parke Soule said that it was to light up grenades.
Ida, made children's toy's and games: She was born in Easton, Pennsylvania. Her husband's name is Zeb and she got married at the age of 18. Here is a list of toys she made: 9 pin, jacks, marbles, Jacob's Ladder, climbing bear, ring toss, dolls, shut the box, captains mistress, quort, button on string, hoop and a stick, and a noise maker.
Zeb, carpenter: He is from Easton Pennsylvania. Zeb's name usually means he is in trouble with the wife. He got his skills and love of carpentry from his father. He didn't like noise or the big city.He helped his wife, Ida make her toys. He said that his two biggest materials he used were a hatchet and an axe.
Charles W. Walker , Leader of Militia: Charles wore a gorge and it meant that he was the leader of status. He said that he would hide the gorge in his shirt during battle because the enemies would know that he was the leader and would try to kill him first.
Joseph O' Fallon, Trapper: He served as a scout for the French Marines. Joseph said it costed $2,200 for one pack of beaver fur. He traded more than trapping. At the field trip, Joseph was wearing leggings that were made of elk. They looked like pants and they looked warm. I think that was his everyday clothing. The beaver trap that Joseph owned was very basic. It looked like hand cuffs that were really big. I'm really surprised that the trap wasn't a cage of some type.
Catherine Devlaw, and Leon duBois, Making 18th century clothing: They made clothes for all ages. They made a material where it would make you have good posture. Spinner would give them cloth to make clothes. They made sleepwear for children.
Janette Lundahl, Spinner: Janette was adopted because her parents got killed in a carriage accident. Her adopted parents did not speak the same language as Janette until she was a young girl or by the time she got married. She would make cloth and give it to Catherine Devlaw and Leon duBois.
Captain Parke, Surveyor: Captain Parke was born in the Prussian providence of Brandenburg. Captain Parke told us how to make a compass so I think he is pretty smart. He also likes to have political discussions in the tavern.
Reflection: Dear Reader of the 21st Century,
On this field trip I learned how tough it was to live back then in the 1770's. I also learned that pretty much all the toys that the children played with were made of wood. One thing I liked about this field trip was that the 10 different people we went to had artifacts or something that we could look at that represents what they do. I disliked how short the stations were. Some of the people we barley learned about them. I hope you enjoyed my reflection my dear friend.