Wednesday, October 26, 2011

(Not So) Wordless Wednesday - Post 176: Inside the Four-Mile Inn Kitchen

...
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 kitchen photos on the main floor of the house:

1)  This is the main wood-burning oven and stove for the house.  You can see a stove top and an open oven in the photo below:

2)  In one corner of the kitchen is an open cabinet with jugs, bowls, bottles, other large and small containers.  There are barrels on the floor with coffee and other foodstuffs:


3)  In another corner are shelves with baking materials, and a counter for mixing ingredients. 


4)  Another corner of the kitchen has a pass-through opening into the dining room (which I'm looking through).  The young lady in the kitchen is in period dress (1870s they said) and demonstrated all of the kitchen duties and utensils:


Linda spent quite a bit of time in the kitchen talking to the young woman above.  She knew quite a bit about all of the owners of the Four-Mile Inn.  I wish that I had spent more time listening to the docent, and had captured some of the stories she told.  Oh well...another visit calls me!

1 comment:

Michelle Goodrum said...

Very interesting. Thank you for sharing.