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Pioneer/Primitive

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Leaving the archaeological room, we enter the Pioneer/Primitive Room. This room is a collection of items common in earlier pioneer life from common kitchen items like a churn to farm equipment. There is even a rough wood bed with ropes instead of springs we think of to support the mattress which was stuffed with cotton or corn husk. (This is where the saying “sleep tight” comes from… you wanted to make sure the ropes were tight so you didn’t fall through.) Since most people lived in a one or two room cabin, the bed is high enough for a trundle to be stored underneath to be pulled out at bed time.