Posted by: Cornwall Community Museum | November 23, 2014

Artifact of the Week. Child’s red sled, ca. 1900.


A toboggan party, 1921.






This red,gold and black sled named Florance Margelis was donated to the Cornwall Community Museum in 1956 by Ms. Florence White.  I haven’t been able to find any trace of a Florance Margelis in Cornwall, if anyone can help please let me know.

Dairy of A.J. McGillis, Glen Walter.  Original spellings and grammar maintained.

Nov. 24, 1909 – took in the colts, very cold and the ground froze solid last night.

Nov. 25 – killed 4 spring pigs for ourselves, the ground covered with snow not very cold.  Jim Nicholson funeral went to Cornwall and all had buggys but one cutter the first sleigh went on road.

Nov. 27 – cutting pork and D. & P. banked all our windows, a find day.

Nov. 29 – A. & M. went to Cornwall with light wagons sold one pig to Laclair for 10 cents a pound.

Nov. 30 – Alex went to Lancaster for hemlock plank for floor in pig pen paid $8 for 500 feet.

Dec. 1 – a fine day and Alex is fixing roof around chimneys.

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