Hunter-trader-trapper Volume 17, no. 5

 
9781130188998: Hunter-trader-trapper Volume 17, no. 5
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1909 Excerpt: ...where one had been killed and dressed by a single shot. Mr. Smith became quite a prominent man in the township. He was stern and unyielding in his convictions of right, and possessed the will and spirit to execute whatever he planned to do. He raised flax and kept sheep, and his large family was kept busy manufacturing cloth the year around. Mrs. Smith and her daughters were good weavers, with strong arms and willing hearts, and they aided much in advancing their condition from poverty to affluence. Webs were brought to them to be wove from all the surrounding settlements: and two old fashioned looms were kept going almost constantly. Day after day, and week after week, the ceaseless whirr of the quill-whee! and the steady thump of the looms made music from morning till night. A thousand yards of cloth was somtimes made in a year. Mr. Smith was an active memher of the (Methodist Church, and for many years before the church was built meetings were often held at his house. The subject for the next paper will be "AN OLDEN TIME GENERAL HUNT." FURS CAUGHT BY GEO D. HOFFMAN AND KVERETT HARRISON. During the month of Neveraber, 1908. 35 skunk, 186 rats, 8 mink, 2 coon and 2 opossum. eaugM In Whiteside County, 111. Geo. D. Hoffman, Whiteside Co., 111. MICHIGAN. Well, hunting season over and everything quieted down, will try and tell you of my trip in Delta Co., Michigan. I hunted alone and camped near the head of the Fish Dam River. This makes my fourth year there. Had twenty No. 4 Newhouse, 12 No. 3 and 30 No. 1% traps, 32 Special Winchester Rifle and 38 caliber revolver. Got to camp which Is 450 miles from home, on the 11th of November at noon. Fixed camp that day, and in the meantime heard deer were scarce there. During the night came three inches of sn...

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