Hempstone Heritage I: In Accordance With Their Wills; "All the Heckled Hemp She Can Spin"
Did you know that the original Hempfield Township in Lancaster Co., Pa., was named for the vast amounts of hemp raised there? Did you know that hemp was grown on virtually every early farm in Pa. and was considered a vital necessity? The fascinating details of this old Pa. industry is revealed in the wills of our ancestors who by leaving hemp in their wills to the descendants left us a unique way to study how hemp was actually used in the colonial and early American household. (154pp. illus. index. Author, 2005.)
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