Wednesday, October 19, 2011

(Not So) Wordless Wednesday - Post 175: Inside The Four-Mile Inn at Old World Wisconsin

I've been posting old family photographs from my collection on Wednesdays, but now I want to post some current photographs. This is not a wordless posts like others do - I simply am incapable of having a wordless post.

On Day 13 on the Seaver Family History Mystery Tour five weeks ago, we visited Old World Wisconsin in Eagle, Wisconsin to see the Four-Mile Inn that my second great-grandfather, Ranslow Smith, built in 1853 in Rolling Prairie, Wisconsin.  The post noted has pictures of the exterior of the Four-Mile Inn as it stands at Old World Wisconsin.

I took many pictures inside the house, but some of them didn't turn out (and my camera battery died during this day).  Here are some of the inside photos on the main floor of the house:

1)  The dining room:

2)  The parlor (southeast corner, I think) - where the family would gather to talk or work:

3)  Another corner of the parlor (northeast corner):

The parlor above was closed off to visitors - I took these pictures from behind the barrier.

The curator at Old World Wisconsin said that they tried to gather furniture, kitchen ware and utensils, artwork, photographs and ephemera from the 1870s time period.  I wondered what the books were - on the round table in the second picture; in the bookcase in the second picture; and on the small table in the bottom picture, and what the papers were on the desk in the corner.  Check out the clock on the wall in the second picture - and there's a picture of a house right below it.  I wonder what house that is - I'm pretty sure that it's not the Four-Mile Inn.

More inside pictures next week!

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