Martha will give us an unparalleled vision of Early America. Her diary of almost 10,000 entries spans from January 1, 1785 to May 12, 1812 (27 years). Her themes include: the Purrinton Murders; Premarital Pregnancy; Scarlet Fever Epidemic; Martha Ballard and Money; Courtship and Marriage; Dissection; Textile Production.
SOURCE FOR THIS PICTURE: dohistory.com
Come meet Martha – a New England girl from Oxford, Massachussets who became a midwife, and whose story inspired the PBS movie ‘A Midwife’s Tale’.
On a separate issue, I read that New Zealand has a contender for the Wright Brothers regarding the first powered flight – check here the little known story of Richard Pearse (1877-1953).