Part I Ole Oleson Comes to Knox County By the mid 1870’s Great Great Grandpa Ole Oleson and his sons …
In the middle of the Winnetoon Village Park is a tiny log cabin, moved here from its original spot on the Oleson family homestead just a bit south of town. It generates a lot of interest from tourists, especially wondering how a family could live in something so small.
At one time photographs were made on glass. The glass plates were coated with a light sensitive substance and then inserted in the back of the camera. After the photo was taken, prints were made by having the glass directly in contact with the photo paper. A lamp was then placed over it to develop the contact print.
Okay, I confess. I haunt cemeteries digging up dirt on my dearly departed ancestors. I lurk among the gravestones recording information and imagining their lives.
My story is not about my family. It is about finding 27 diaries kept by a gentleman from 1914 until he died in 1939.