Recently I was transcribing my husbands Grandfather’s Farm Diaries, I TRY to do a month a day…somedays that is not possible. Anyways I found this entry.
1 Friday Thresa and kids and Harrys and Anna and their kids went to Dakota I took cream and hauled rock got stuck and wet rained
2 Saturday Helped Robinsons fill silo
3 Sunday To Osage in PM took teachers books
4 Monday Helped Robinsons finish silo worked on barn foundation in PM Thresa and kids came home
I wish Grandpa was a man of more words. He is short and to the point.
I knew that this photo must have been taken about 1922 because of my Father in laws age being eight years old (Grandma marked it) and he was born in 1914, and Uncle Jimmy is a babe in arms and he was born in October of 1921. Finding the diary entry we can date the photo to September 1-4 1922.
Looks like a fine automobile to travel in, spare tires were carried right with you just in case and roads were not the super highways we know today. Note that everyone has a hat on all ready for the big trip to Dakota.
The women are sisters Anna or Annie as she was called and Tracie or Thresa or Theresa Far Guy’s paternal grandmother. Tracie is on the right with her three children, and Annie and her husband Harry and four children are on the left.
I wonder what the children thought of he trip? I wonder how far into Dakota they went? Fargo or further? Whom did they visit? Perhaps the diary and Grandpa will tell me in some later entries….I will keep my fingers crossed.
Update from Cousin Pat
Jack read your blog today and said Gram was on her way to see the
their farm by Valley City.
Update from me:
The trip would have been 150 miles one way.
Yes they all traveled together, the kids all fit in here and there.