We even got to see where they kept the criminals. All 5 girls thought it was hilarious! And very sparse!
This ADORABLE house with a large garden beside it housed a family with 17 kids. The mother outlived 2 husbands, and died at the age of 79 with 101 grandchildren! That's a lot of birthday presents to buy!
There was a one room schoolhouse with a stern teacher, who rapped your knuckles if you spoke out of turn. Boys sat on one side, and girls on the other, and there were no glass windows, only something that resembled parchment paper, since glass was so expensive. Everyone shared books, and there was a fireplace that warmed the whole room.
We saw log cabins, "large" homes, and even an Indian camp.
There was a working grist mill where they were grinding corn into cornmeal. These are the colorful flour sacks back then, which they made dresses/clothing out of. I wish I had one today for some cute pillows!
We ate ice cream and popcorn, went shopping in the general store, saw a lady weaving a rug, and much more. It was a LONG day, (I guess I already mentioned that....did I say it was a LONG day???), but the girls had fun. I would like to go back when we have more time to stay. I'm glad I went. It was a beautiful sunny day, and I enjoyed spending time with my girl.