Thursday, January 24, 2013

A Belgian Woman

The Green Bay (Wisconsin) Advocate gives the following instance of the industry and skill of a Belgian woman:

As a specimen of Western enterprise, we will state that several days ago we bought of a Belgian woman four thousand good shingles, which she informed us she had split and shaved and packed all herself, and had yoked up her two cows and brought them to marked, a distance of fourteen miles.  One of the cows gave milk, which, with bread served her as food on the trip, which occupied two days.

– Published in the Burlington Weekly Hawk-Eye, Burlington, Iowa, Saturday, April 12, 1862, p. 2

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