Tuesday, August 2, 2005

Crochet Trivia: Did Ewe Know?

Did Ewe Know?

Did ewe know that during the Civil War cotton was scarce?  This is because it was grown mostly in the South, and made it difficult for the North to obtain.

To get around this, sheep were pressed into service.

"Although small, Putnam County played a significant role in the Civil War. ... Declining sheep farming received a boost by a renewed demand for woolen clothing when southern cotton was unavailable."

  * Trivia from official Putnam County Government Records

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