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Mrs. John A. Logan's Home Manual

Civil War General and Vice Presidential Candidate John A. Logan is celebrate at the General John A. Logan Museum in my hometown ... Murphysboro, Illinois.  I serve on the Museum's Board of Directors and I really enjoy doing volunteer projects that support the goals of the Museum.  This summer, I'll be hosting a series of cooking classes entitled, "Contemporary Turns on the Foodways of Loganland"!  I've been working toward this for the last five years and finally I'm ready to share some neat vintage recipes that we've rewritten for today's busy home cooks!   In the process of preparing, I purchased a reproduction of a book that Mrs. John A. Logan prepared.  I don't use the word "authored", because she really just compiled the works of lots of other experts and authored just one small section.  Nonetheless, the book is filled with treasures of information about the way things were done in 1889, when it was published!




This past week, I found the real thing ... an original 1889 edition of Mrs. Logan's Home Manual and bought it for a small price.  While looking for that, I learned that the book has been reprinted again, and is available from Amazon.  If you are interested, search for it by title.  It is a part of a series of classics reprinted.   It is filled with information on thousands of topics ranging from how to make a bag to store shoe buttons ... to how to prepare food for the folks who are ill.  The reprint includes copies of the original illustrations, and if you like these kinds of historic works ... it is a bargain!


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