The 1860 Star
This weeks topic: Life's Highlight's, and "Low"lights... Eh!
Daily life, the ups and downs of the 1860's
The Boring Stuff....
As of now, there are many different levels of farms. Some farms have equipment and machinery to help with the production of different produce, while others are run by manual labor. Regardless, both farms tend to grow crops (mostly wheat crops) and raise livestock. At this time there are also some farms that not only have crops and livestock, but also collect and sell firewood. Firewood would be an interest to many consumers because it is used to power or heat many things.
Social life of the 1860's
But, if you are not a big fan of sending physical mail, there is a new way to communicate (well new in Canada at least)! Presenting.. the Telegraph! This wonderful piece of high end technology that can use Morse code and electric impulses to display messages to the intended receiver. Simply brilliant!
If you can't already tell, music is a large part of everyone's life, regardless of age, race or gender. In fact, it has only gotten more significant after the "Singing School Movement". Nowadays, instruments are going through mass production as music is popularized. Now there are a variety of bands, and concerts to attend to. Even in gatherings music plays a big role. In our society, music is seen as an aspect of entertainment meant to bring out the emotions in people. It is not considered shameful to expose your emotions when listening to music, whether that means crying, laughing, feeling depressed or exited. Music also plays a role in other important events, such as in church where music was played regularly.
When you want to travel further distances at quicker speeds, then you may want to consider using bodies of water as transportation. This means using a steamboat or any other boat available. Beware, if this is your choice of transportation then you may run into some trouble with the customs officials...
The final way to get around is by using trains. With the new rail roads being constructed, if is a fantastic way to around quickly. Though you're gonna need some pretty pennies to pay for a ticket. Also, because its still fairly new, it isn't exactly the safest mode for transportation.