In 1918, people cooked much more than most of us today. Clara was only 18 years old, so she did not do a lot of cooking, but she mentions a few dishes. Here are some recipes from the early 1900s of foods she discusses in her journal. Popcorn Balls


Music was a huge part of Clara’s life. She not only played the piano at home, but she played at funerals and other events. Specific songs were mentioned at both funerals and weddings. Plus, Clara and her friends attended a concerto, a quartet, and a Christmas program. Click on the songs below to hear anContinue reading “Music”

Photos of People

Curious about what some of the people from Clara’s Journal look like? Or some of the places? Click through the gallery to find photos that will help bring Cresbard, South Dakota to life!. The Horen Family Cresbard Families (Chapters 1-7) Cresbard Families (Chapters 8-20)


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