Henry S., age 25, Michigan

It has been dry, hot and smokey all day.  The thermometer showed 91o above in the shade about 1 o’clock.  Didn’t do a great deal this forenoon, but gather some roots for Kate.  I started to how out some fodder corn, when Fred Neill called me, and wanted me to set up oats, so I worked there the rest of the afternoon.  Some clouds again in the west tonight.  It seems to be starting in for a hot, restless night.

*(R. Henry Scadin Collection, D.H. Ramsey Library Special Collections, UNC Asheville)