Carolyn Gay Taft Farm Letter - February 14, 1939
Old Mission Peninsula (Mich.)
Crops and climate
Carolyn Gay Taft (1873-1952), was the owner of a small cherry farm on Old Mission Peninsula in the early 1900’s. While she spent her summers on the Peninsula, her primary job as a teacher at the Illinois State School for the Deaf required hired hands to run the farm in her absence. These farmers, and their families, lived on the farm and sent frequent written reports to Ms. Taft. Most letters are written by the farmer’s wives, and provide a record of both agricultural and social history.
Ralph Kitchen, Joseph Kitchen, Essie Kitchen, Max Gilmore, Hazel Gilmore
Collection donated to Peninsula Community Library by the surviving members of the Taft family.
Peninsula Community Library
Mary T Morgan
Traverse City, Peninsula Township, Grand Traverse County, Michigan
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