Who Would You be in Prairietown?
What was it like to be a craftsman or a cook in the 19th century? Click on a role below to take a look at the some of the trades and skills that helped or hindered Prairietown's survival. Which role would you be best suited for in 1836?
A cook had a very important and time-consuming job of providing meals every day. Check out some recipes and the daily life of a cook in the 19th century.
Find out the many trades that were useful in towns like Prairietown and what important work a craftsman would do.
From growing crops that put food on the table to caring for farm animals, a farmhand was a vital and very busy individual in Prairietown.
The task of keeping a home clean was much different in 1836. Discover some of the tricks of the trade and see what the daily routine of a housekeeper was like.