Carolyn Gay Taft Farm Letter - April 13, 1939

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Carolyn Gay Taft Farm Letter - April 13, 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.


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Mary T Morgan


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Traverse City, Peninsula Township, Grand Traverse County, Michigan



To Miss Taft Are weather is very changeable. it is snowing to-day a very wet snow. Max has been picking up brush the warm day. I think you jumped a conculisions on the daisey cow. she had cattle lice. thay are as big a the end of your little finger. several in vicinity said that there cattle had lice this winter and did know where they. came from There all gone know. Max got some lice powder. she only had 1/2 dozen. Nothing get excited about. Do you mean you don't want any chicken's on the place this year. your Friend Mr Oakley Lardie was down here. to see about the cover crops & so on. The cherry grower's are still fighting back and forth. There a meeting for stock holder's this week. ever one says Mr Roger will go back in. Max got 1 bushel of shelled seed corn well I can finish my letter after being sick with the flu for a week and am not well yet My ear's are giving me lots of trouble. seemed to of settled there. Mr Will G. Tompkins is courting wife no 2. a woman he met in Florida. Mrs Cora Stevens is keeping house there and she real mad to think he would bring an other there. The packing co is have it hot & [????] thay want ever one to take the loss of there stock. The two Tompkins have 4,000 in stock and said weren't going to lose with a fight for it. We have the Easter [baley?] at our house Daisey cow gave birth to a boy calf. Easter the ground is covered with snow. and its very cold. Max has all the brush nearly burn't Ronald recieved the funny papers thank a kot he enjoyed them he sick again I guess that all the new's Sincerely. Max

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