Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Visiting Old World Wisconsin - Post 2-- Post 446 of (Not So) Wordless Wednesday

During our 2011 vacation to Springfield, Illinois and surrounding states, we had one day in Eagle, Wisconsin and explored Old World Wisconsin, and Ranslow's Smith's Four-Mile Inn.  I wrote about it in Day 13 on the Seaver Midwest Genealogy Tour (posted 18 September 2011).

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!

I will have more photos from inside the Four-Mile Inn next week.


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