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Identifier: 2017-0006

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Folder contains pages from a diary of an unknown woman with dates beginning 1900 to 1932. Diary includes pages 126-160. In the fall of 1900, she writes about going chestnut hunting with friends, riding horses, attending Cumberland Presbyterian Church at New Bethel, going to Granville Tennessee, and going to school at Flynn’s Lick in Jackson County. In 1902, she felt like she was educated enough to teach school and began her teaching career in Whites Bend. She contracted pneumonia soon after and had to stop teaching but by that time she had discovered she didn’t like teaching anyway. She talks about her courtship with John, whom she married in 1904. She describes her dress and the ceremony and mentions an Uncle John who went to the World’s Fair in St. Louis Missouri and purchased them a tapestry for a wedding present. After a short stay with their parents, they moved into a log cabin. They eventually moved to Oklahoma and she described her life there. The last date mentioned in the diary was December 23, 1932.

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  • Creation: 1900 - 1932


1 folder with 35 loose pages Sheets