Daily Activity

For most of the time that mankind has been in this area the primary activity was survival.  After 1840 when the land had been cleared and plowed did residents begin to have a little free time.  All food was gathered, hunted, grown or caught.  There were no local stores from which to buy food. 



The Diary of an American Farmer in Michigan shows how life was in the late 1800s.  It shows: what was done each day, where they went, what the family did, the weather conditions in Michigan

, daily happenings, births and deaths that in some cases were not recorded by the government.  It is a treasure of daily information of that era.


Hauling Lumber Hauling wood

Diary of an American Farmer in Michigan

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