05 June 2016

An 1835 Tour Of Ohio

Ohio Quilt

Ohio History, Volume 15; an excerpt from the Cyrus P. Bradley Journal, 1835:

"Usually at this season of the year the roads are bad, but this has been an extraordinary season. The country above Columbus, and indeed throughout the whole extent of this day's ride, is for farming equal to anything on this our globe. Yet why should these wealthy cultivators be so perfectly indifferent to every consideration of decency and comfort about their dwellings? Poor miserable cabins and log huts with roofs and clapboards, by no means impervious to water, are the best you find unless in some village."


"...we arrived at a miserable inn in the village of Marion....".

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