“Finished building the fence by the road along 18 acre lot this forenoon. Dragged on the wheat ground this afternoon.”
Wednesday, August 31, 2011
Tuesday, August 30, 2011
“Put up some panel fence along the road today. About three o’clock I went and finished plowing for wheat. About two hours work. Pleasant day.”
Monday, August 29, 2011
Sunday, August 28, 2011
“Plowed all day on the barley stubble. Was very sultry this afternoon. Cloudy.”
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Saturday, August 27, 2011
Friday, August 26, 2011
“Plowed all day on the barley stubble.”
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Thursday, August 25, 2011
“I finished dragging the east lot and then went and dragged the two acres up south this forenoon. Plowed on the barley stubble this afternoon. Has been a fine day.”
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Wednesday, August 24, 2011
“Rained all the forenoon and I made a wagon tongue for the heavy wagon. After dinner, I took it up to have some irons fixed on it and father dragged while I was ….. I got home about 4 and dragged until night. Ground works very fine.”
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
“I plowed on the barley stubble this forenoon. Mr & Mrs George Blount of Buffalo came and shent the afternoon with me and I took them to the evening train 6:00 pm.”
Monday, August 22, 2011
Sunday, August 21, 2011
Posing children with their favorite toy or doll was very popular in Victorian times. This is the first in a series that I have.
Saturday, August 20, 2011
|Le Roy in the 1860s|
|Map of Le Rey in 1892|
|The Le Roy Train Station|
Friday, August 19, 2011
“Finished thrashing about 10 o’clock this morning. Had about 400 bu wheat and 175 bu barley. Helped Will draw oats this afternoon until about 4 O’clock.”
Thursday, August 18, 2011
“Got ready for thrashing this forenoon. Machine came about half past ten and got set up before dinner. We thrashed out the wheat 270 bushels and 55 bushels from the mow.”
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
“Drew two loads of coal this forenoon 3540 & 3600. After dinner, I went up and 1350# of engine coal and a stick for a wagon tongue of M A Ladd and some Po man & Middlings of G. F Prentice.”
Cabin of Robert Service in Dawson City, Yukon (Photo by Hans-Jürgen Hübner)
Whitehorse was a frontier town, less than ten years old. Located on the Yukon River at the Whitehorse Rapids, it had begun in 1897 as a campground for prospectors on their way to Dawson City to join the Klondike Gold Rush. The railroad that Service rode in on had reached Whitehorse only in 1900.
Settling in, "Service dreamed and listened to the stories of the great gold rush." He also "took part in the extremely active Whitehorse social life. As was popular at the time he recited at concerts – things like 'Casey at the Bat' and 'Gunga Din'.
"In 1908, after working for the bank for three years in Whitehorse, he was sent outside on mandatory paid leave for three months, a standard practice for bank employees serving in the Yukon." According to Enid Mallory, he went to Vancouver and looked up Constance MacLean. Now that he was a successful author, she agreed to become engaged to him.
Service left Dawson City for good in 1912 From 1912 to 1913 he was a correspondent for the Toronto Star during the Balkan Wars.
In 1913 Service arrived in Paris, where he would live for the next 15 years. He settled in the Latin Quarter, posing as a painter. In June 1913 he married Parisienne Germaine Bougeoin, daughter of a distillery owner, and they purchased a summer home at Lancieux, Côtes-d'Armor, in the Brittany region of France. Thirteen years younger than her husband, Germaine Service lived 31 years following his death, dying at age 102 in 1989.
In the 1920s Service began writing thriller novels. The Poisoned Paradise, A Romance of Monte Carlo (New York, 1922) and The Roughneck. A Tale of Tahiti (New York, 1923) would both be made into silent movies.Service wrote prolifically during his last years, publishing six books of verse from 1949 to 1955 (with one more appearing posthumously the following year). It was at Service's flat in Monte Carlo that Canadian broadcaster Pierre Berton recorded, over a period of three days, many hours of autobiographical television interview, for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, in the spring of 1958, not long before Service died.
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
“I finished plowing the piece up south this forenoon. Drew a load of coal this afternoon. 3350#.
Monday, August 15, 2011
“I finished the Piece of plowing by the barn this morning and then went up north to plow about two acres. Plowed rest of the day up there.”
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