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Monday, January 02, 2006

Bound For Oxford County in a Basket

Source: Brooklyn (N.Y.) Daily Eagle, issue of July 29, 1888.
CHILDREN IN A HUGE BASKET
It was early in March long years ago, when one of the pioneer settlers of Oxford County made up his mind to move his family from Massachusetts to that favorite region. He had seven little ones, and feared they could not endure so long a journey and the piercing cold. How do you think he took care of them? The father obtained from a neighbor a great basket, twelve feet by six and four feet high. It was fitted on an ox sled, and was made for the purpose of transporting grass seed. The seven little ones were packed in straw in this basket like so many kittens or pigs, and made the journey safe and warm. The basket is yet preserved by the pioneer's descendants.—Lewiston Journal.

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