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Figure 57: A second yard broom

A second yard boom, made by Ms. Waiters, was added to the hewn- timber cabins collection.  The task of sweeping the yard was generally assigned to a child, and the smaller children spent a lot of their time practicing yard sweeping in imitation of the older children, so a good supply of yard brooms was important.  (Photo 1998)
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Copyright Amelia Wallace Vernon. All rights reserved, 1998. Revised, 2007.