Monthly Archives: July 2013

On the California Trail, 1850—Traveling in Comfort

I have been reading Covered Wagon Women: Diaries and Letters from the Western Trails, 1850. This is the second volume in an eleven volume series devoted to women’s journals of the westward movement. I am quite intrigued with the journal … Continue reading

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Questions for Teachers’ Examination 1889

2. A druggist buys quinine at $5 a pound avoirdupois and retails it at 10 cents a dram apothecaries’ weight. What per cent profit does he make? Stumped? Then you probably wouldn’t qualify as a teacher in 1889. This is … Continue reading

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