Draper Manuscripts: Daniel Boone Papers, 1760-1911, Series CC, Wisconsin Historical Society (Madison, Wisconsin)

Hard Winter John D. Shane interview with William Clinkinbeard, ca: 1843-49: <My brother & myself drove 2 cows out that died of that hard winter. Going through the cane & see cattle laying with their heads to their side, as if they were asleep -- just literally froze to death. Great many lost their cattle. A great country for turkeys -- & had like to have starved to death -- a heap! a heap! of them died. Greatest country for turkies I ever saw. Cane very binding, cattle needed to eat a great deal of salt when it could be had. Cane grew up in one season. When it went to seed, it all died down. Want of salt, too, I thought killed a good deal of stock the hard winter. . . . When we 1st came out, there were a great many paroquets in the country.> But not seen after that winter. 11CC60

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