Monday, July 20, 2009

Snowshoes

These handmade snowshoes hang at the River Cabin.



Tacked to the right-hand one is a little explanatory note written by my grandpa.



Family history fascinates me. That these very snowshoes were worn by my great-great granduncle as he tramped through the snow to his gold mine in rural Idaho just after the turn of the previous century gives me almost a little shiver. The days gone by will never come again and were that uncle to live today, he'd probably use a snowmobile.

2 comments:

  1. Very cool! It's so neat to get a glimpse into what life was like in the days! I'm glad that my ancestors were good journalists. The very reason I scrapbook today!

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  2. So cool - these are like works of art!

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