Keywords: Wood stoves
Princeton benefited from its location on a river -- the St. Croix -- that was useful for transportation of people and lumber and for powering mills as well as on its proximity to forests.
Desserts have always been a special treat. For centuries, Mainers have enjoyed something sweet as a nice conclusion to a meal or celebrate a special occasion. But many things have changed over the years: how cooks learn to make desserts, what foods and tools were available, what was important to people.
… workers would sit around the only wood or coal stove in the house. They would tell their stories playing cribbage or relaxing reading the news…
… their clothes in the basement next to the wood stove. This process took a good portion of the day. Drying took all day.