Monday, April 1, 2024

D.R. Evarts Library, Athens, New York, 1917



1800. It was a time when men worked for a dollar a day in zero or below temperatures to cut ice blocks to fill the eleven large ice houses in Athens.  They rode horses or took a stagecoach.  It was a time when children had one pair of shoes and were lucky to attend school.  Still, it is an age looked back on with nostalgia as a simpler time.  It was during this golden age that a studious young boy named Daniel Redfield Evarts was being brought up in modest circumstances.  He came from a large family and had no free access to books.  The local Dutch Reformed minister gave him some books and a small room with light in which he could study. READ MORE HERE:

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