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“Not blind opposition
to progress,
but opposition
to blind progress...”
— John Muir
Crooked Creek Homestead,
circa 1875
View from the front porch


Taxes were paid for any room
big enough to stand up in,
and for the size of windows.

Living room fire place


Telling a story
Playing Cards were taxed
if they had numbers on them

Kitchen table


China hutch and dry food storage

Living room.

Tool shed and back of house
View from the front porch. Cattle,
milk cows, burros and chickens.

Spinning wheel

Living room fire place

Clockwise from the bottom left:
Back of couch, double bed,
ladder to loft. The loft was used
for the girls beds ...can not
stand up in loft, - not taxed.
Single bed, table

Kitchen Stove, the most
expensive item in the house

Couch and coffee table

Yoke for carrying water etc.

"Courting" or  "Kissing Candle"
Dating Timer circa 1851. The two black spiral candlestick holders were used for timing and limiting visiting time by prospective beaus.
"Courting Candle" or     
"Kissing Candle"
circa 1875
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The two black spiral candlestick
holders were used for timing
and limiting visiting time by
prospective beaus.
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Notice the little handle on the
bottom left of the candlestick holder,
it was used to adjust the
length of the candle that was
above the top of
the candle stick holder.
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When the candle burned down to
the top of the candle stick holder,
the flame would go out.
...Then so would the Beau!
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If the beau was a good prospect
for your daughter you would adjust
for lots of time allowed, if he was
considered a lousy prospect
...not so much time allowed.
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