Life on a rocky farm rural life near New York City in the late nineteenth century

Barger, Lucas C., 1867-1939

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  • Creator Lucas C. Barger ; transcribed and with an introduction by Peter A. Rogerson
  • Format Books
  • Contributors
  • Publication Albany, N.Y. : Excelsior Editions/State University of New York Press, 2013.
  • Series
  • Physical Details
    • 1 online resource (190 p.)
  • ISBNs 9781438446035, 1438446039


  • Description based upon print version of record.
  • Includes bibliographical references.
  • English


  • ""Life on a Rocky Farm: Rural Life near New York City in the Late Nineteenth Century""; ""Contents""; ""Foreword by the Author""; ""Preface""; ""Acknowledgments""; ""Editorâ€?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: Handcraftsâ€?Ways of Making Money""; ""Ship Timber""; ""Cordwood""; ""Railroad Ties""; ""Tanbark""; ""Handles""; ""The Axe""; ""Baskets""; ""Hoop Poles""; ""Charcoal""
  • ""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 Incomeâ€?Summer Boarders""; ""Chapter Five: Life of the Rocky Farm Women""; ""Griddlecakes, etc.""; ""Foods""; ""Women Fishing""; ""Making Bread""; ""Wife Instructs Husband Variously""; ""Picking Geese""; ""Womenâ€?s Workâ€?Flax""; ""Woolen Goods""; ""Womenâ€?Smoking""; ""Knitting""; ""Knitting Sheath (“Shatheâ€?)""
  • ""Dress Fashions (Menâ€?s and Womenâ€?s)""""Dyeingâ€?Childrenâ€?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 Marshesâ€?Cranberries, Blueberries, Garden Truck""; ""Poison Sumac and Poison Ivy""; ""Farmerâ€?s Breakfast""; ""Comparison of Western and Eastern Farming""; ""Chapter Seven: Sports and Animals""; ""Hunting""; ""Fishâ€?Eels""; ""Gameâ€?Quails""; ""Gameâ€?Pigeon""; ""Gameâ€?Squirrels and Rabbits""; ""Gameâ€?Partridge""; ""Gameâ€?Woodchuck""
  • ""Gameâ€?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""
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