Henry S., age 26, Michigan


I got up at 4:30 this morning and began to get ready to start for the Manistee Co. Fair.  I said goodbye to Kate and started about 6:30 got Mr. J.O. Papackard up town and with our writing material we started out.  We got here at Onekema about 2 P.M. and put Jimmie in a livery barn and found a comfortable place for ourselves at the Central House.  We went to the fair grounds and got our tickets and fixed up our card-writing stand.  Things are not in my shape there at all yet and it is a good thing we did not come yesterday.  It has been a warm day and looks a little stormy tonight.  Tomorrow will tell our story for us.

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