Wednesday, February 04, 2009

News from the Past: Letter Home

Above is a portion of a letter published in a newspaper in 1886. I received it from a regular reader who discovered it recently and shared it with me to pass on here. It contains the kind of daily, trivial information that is one of the real pleasures of finding documentation of the past.

W.C. Short was Wilbur Short, a 23 year old man from Illinois, who would eventually marry and become a merchant in Pembina. I venture to guess he was writing to folks back home in Illinois...