In spite of several unusually summer-like days, fall has definitely arrived in our corner of Wisconsin.
I’m working on several Clark House history projects at once and, as the saying goes, “there are a lot of moving parts,” and I need more time to get organized.
So no essay today, but here’s a lovely seasonal photo for your enjoyment:
Photo by Anna Perkins. Click to open larger image in new window.
A field and woods in southeast Wisconsin. Much like the terrain that Jonathan M. Clark, Mary Turck, and their neighbors and kin would have found in the western parts of old Washington county, Wisconsin Territory, in the late-1830s and early 1840s. (Though in those early days the meadows would have featured much taller native prairie grasses.)
Taken a few days ago, just a short walk from my house. It just goes to show you don’t always have to go far to leave “town” and get into nature. Be sure to click and open fullscreen; it’s a lovely photo. (Thanks, Anna!)
More history coming on Monday. Be well, stay home, and stay safe.