Our favorite volunteer led one of our social studies lesson this week on the gold rush.
Her husband's great-great grandfather had written a journal in the summer of 1852. Someone in the family had transcribed the journal many years ago. Students loved reading how the author documented his daily life. There were even a few love letters included to a young lady named Emily.
Students asked questions like, "What is ague?", "What is a cord?", "Did Emily ever come and visit him?".
Here is a photo of Mrs. F's husband's grandfather and his wife, the son and daughter-in-law of the author.