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Ard Godfrey

Title: Letter Describing His Work at the Sawmill
Type: Letter
Date: 1848
Source: Minnesota Historical Society

Description: Ard Godfrey describes his work on the sawmills at the Falls of St. Anthony.
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Letter Describing His Work at the Sawmill

Activities:

  1. What can this source tell us about Godfrey's work at the Falls?



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  2. Why do you think Godfrey (whose family was in Maine at this time) might want to work so far from home?



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  3. From this letter, we know little about Godfrey's official arrangements with Franklin Steele. What other kinds of sources might help us find out more about Godfrey's work for Steele?



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  4. Looking at the close-up of the source, what might be the cause of the "backward writing" that makes this more difficult to read?



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