Diary of Sheffeild Peabody
Sheffield Peabody was a farmer who chronicled his life in Springwater, NY between 1849 and 1914. In many ways his life was typical of his peers: he struggled to make a living at a time when American agriculture favored railroads, food processors, and ever-larger farms. His diary allows us to grasp what it was like to be a typical farmer living in Western New York during this time.
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