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Author Barger, Lucas C., 1867-1939.

Title Life on a rocky farm : rural life near New York City in the late nineteenth century / Lucas C. Barger / transcribed and with an introduction by Peter A. Rogerson
Published Albany, NY : Excelsior Editions/State University of New York Press, 2013
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Series Excelsior Editions
Excelsior editions.
Contents ""Life on a Rocky Farm: Rural Life near New York City in the Late Nineteenth Century""; ""Contents""; ""Foreword by the Author""; ""Preface""; ""Acknowledgments""; ""Editor�s Introduction""; ""Sources""; ""Chapter One: Introduction""; ""People of Putnam Valley""; ""Exodus of Youth as a Cause of Abandoned Farms""; ""Successful Farmer on Smooth Farm in Rocky Country""; ""Chapter Two: What Grandpop Said""; ""Chapter Three: Handcrafts�Ways of Making Money""; ""Ship Timber""; ""Cordwood""; ""Railroad Ties""; ""Tanbark""; ""Handles""; ""The Axe""; ""Baskets""; ""Hoop Poles""; ""Charcoal""
""Dress Fashions (Men�s and Women�s)""""Dyeing�Children�s Work, etc.""; ""Making Soap""; ""Lighting Facilities""; ""Matches and Fire""; ""House Cat""; ""Chapter Six: Life of the Rocky Farm Men""; ""Planting""; ""Sowing Grain""; ""Swamps and Marshes�Cranberries, Blueberries, Garden Truck""; ""Poison Sumac and Poison Ivy""; ""Farmer�s Breakfast""; ""Comparison of Western and Eastern Farming""; ""Chapter Seven: Sports and Animals""; ""Hunting""; ""Fish�Eels""; ""Game�Quails""; ""Game�Pigeon""; ""Game�Squirrels and Rabbits""; ""Game�Partridge""; ""Game�Woodchuck""
""Game�Skunk""""Snakes""; ""Various Animals""; ""Chapter Eight: Country Store and Election""; ""Country Store""; ""Election""; ""Chapter Nine: Education, Religion, and War""; ""The Red Schoolhouse""; ""Religion and War""; ""Chapter Ten: Frolics""; ""Frolics (Bees)""; ""The Buckwheat Frolic""; ""Corn-Husking Frolic""; ""Chapter Eleven: The Country Fair""; ""Chapter Twelve: Social Life""; ""Church Socials""; ""Weddings""; ""Dance, Music""; ""Valentines""; ""Appendix I: Country Dialect""; ""Appendix II: The Visit""; ""Appendix III: The Quilting Frolic""
""The Squaw Man""""Chapter Four: Incomes Directly From Nature""; ""Furs""; ""Nuts""; ""Roots and Herbs""; ""Bees""; ""Honey from Bees""; ""Sheep""; ""Turkeys""; ""Chickens""; ""Fruits and Vegetables""; ""Vinegar""; ""Dried Apples""; ""Maple Syrup""; ""Other Income�Summer Boarders""; ""Chapter Five: Life of the Rocky Farm Women""; ""Griddlecakes, etc.""; ""Foods""; ""Women Fishing""; ""Making Bread""; ""Wife Instructs Husband Variously""; ""Picking Geese""; ""Women�s Work�Flax""; ""Woolen Goods""; ""Women�Smoking""; ""Knitting""; ""Knitting Sheath (“Shathe�)""
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
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Subject Barger, Lucas C., 1867-1939.
Agriculture -- New York (State) -- Putnam County -- 19th century.
Country life -- New York (State) -- Putnam County -- 19th century.
Farm life -- New York (State) -- Putnam County -- 19th century.
Putnam County (N.Y.) -- Biography.
Putnam County (N.Y.) -- Social life and customs -- 19th century.
Genre/Form Biography.
Form Electronic book
Author Rogerson, Peter.
LC no. 2012017668
ISBN 1438446039 (electronic bk.)
9781438446035 (electronic bk.)