February 1897

1 Mon
Mostly clear with a SW wind. George Lindsey was hauling wood all day for Fred. Harden and Fred was away for a horse.

2 Tue
Mostly clear with a NW wind. Fred took R.L. Bell’s wood machine home and went over on West Ridge and got one.

3 Wed
Clear and cold with a West wind. It melted all day. Harden went to Centreville Mill today for Fred. George Lindsey took out wood to W.W. Larrabee.

4 Thu
Clear and cold with a NW wind. Fred was making ready to saw wood. George took a load of sleepers to McPherson.

5 Fri
Clear and cold with a NW wind. Fred was making ready to saw wood. George took out a load of sleepers for John McPherson.

6 Sat
Clear and cold with a SE wind. Fred went to Bridgewater today on business. George Lindsey took a load of wood out. Mrs. Towle here. Paid out 20 cents. (Note: Mrs. Towle was the wife of W.R. Towle who taught school in the Robert M. Fulton house, which was a log cabin built in 1866.)

7 Sun
Cloudy and cool with a SE wind. I went out to the Baptism today. About 300 people or more. George took us out to the meeting house. (Note: This would have been the new Free Baptist Church that was in the process of being built. It was located on Church Street.)

8 Mon
It snowed a soft snow of about 4 inches in the night with a South wind this morning. R.L. Bell here today.

9 Tue
Some clouds and cool with a NW wind and snowed the most of the afternoon. Fred and George Lindsey was sawing wood all day.

10 Wed
Clear and cold with a NW wind. Very blustery and cold. Fred and George Lindsey was sawing wood all day for Fossey and Gilman.

11 Thu
Clear and cold with a NW wind. George Lindsey hauled one load of wood to York & Luce‘s.

12 Fri
Clear and cold with NW wind. Harden and Fred took out 2 or 3 loads of wood today.

13 Sat
Cloudy and cold with a NW wind.
George Lindsey took out a load of wood today.

14 Sun
Clear and cool with a SE wind. Frank Blackden and wife and daughter here. Lindsey went home today.
(Frank Blackden, age 35, and his wife Emily (Smith) Blackden, age 30, and their 7 year old daughter Edna F. Blackden.)

15 Mon
Clear and cool with a NW wind. I took my dinner at Stephen Giberson’s. Fred and Lindsey sawing wood.

16 Tue
Clear and cold with a NW wind. Fred killed his pig this afternoon.

17 Wed
Cloudy and cold with a SE wind. Signs of a storm. W.W. Larrabee and wife here today. Storming.

18 Thu
Cold with a SE snowstorm all day. Fred and George Lindsey worked till noon and gave up.

19 Fri
Cold with a NE snowstorm. Myself and wife went up to Stephen Giberson’s this morning and stayed
all day.

20 Sat
Clear and cold with a NW wind. LeRoy and Urban Bell and Perry Cox here today.

21 Sun
Cold with a SE snowstorm all day. The storm was heavy the most of the day. Held at sunset.

22 Mon
Clear and cold with a NW wind. Fred went out with a load of wood for York & Luce today.

23 Tue
Cold with a SE snowstorm. Commenced, I judged, about midnight and snowed heavy all day. I think twelve inches of snow fell. Arthur Hutchinson here all day.

24 Wed
Cold with a SE wind. They made a road scraper here this morning to scrape the snow off the road.

25 Thu
Cloudy and cold with a SE wind. Fred took two loads of logs to the river today. Had Harden to help him. George the peddler here.

26 Fri
Clear and cold with a NW wind. George Lindsey went two trips to the river today.

27 Sat
Cloudy and cold with a NW wind. Harden and George Lindsey went two trips to the river today.

28 Sun
Cloudy and cold with a SW wind but got very cold through the day. Snowed and blowed and drifted. Lindsey went home.

And so Ends the Month of February

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