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North American Frontiersmen
A NOTE FROM OUR EDITOR
The NAF has had a very aggressive year with encampments, meetings, attending various period events and preparing for the new year, check our on-line magazine for an event that maybe coming near you this year. Our on-line magazine has enjoyed its 1st birthday this month, all made possible by it's friends and members supplying information and articles for everyone to enjoy. We have had a few set backs in 2007 with the biggest one being the loss of our founder and brother Walt "Griz" Hayward, may he rest in peace with those that went before him.
We are always looking for writers and volunteers to help with running the Association and its affairs, if interested please contact one of the officers and express you thoughts and availability. As you know I'm always looking for something that is a little unusual yet still period correct for the NAF, found this interesting letter from a frontier woman that's pretty neat reading.
The earliest settlers in Ohio had no existing homes or passage to make their arrival easier. Ohio was a vast piece of land of thick forests, with trees often measuring more than four feet in diameter in some locations. All able-bodied travelers helped to cleared a path, and then depended upon their luck to find an available space to build their new home on. In the process of construction and setting up a new home it was the job of the woman of the family to gather the family’s food supplies, to tend to health needs of her family, find alternate lodging during the construction, as well as help with the building itself. Her family depended on her to give strength and encouragement. Having left behind her friends and family and all modern conveniences, the women rarely began their new lives happily on the Ohio frontier.
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