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Happy Birthday, Reuben: Life in 1820

Costume for 1815-1820

The year was 1820. Cast iron stoves were becoming more and more common, replacing the hard-to-control hearth; Maine became the 25th official U.S. State; and our library’s founder, Reuben McMillan, was born.  Ohio became an official U.S. state in 1803, so we were just about 17 years into our life as a state. In Reuben McMillan’s lifetime he saw… read more >>