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The American Farm and Farm Life Emotes Simplicity and The Puritan Work Ethic

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During the first years of the republic children grew up on the American farm. They helped maintain that farm. They learned what has been called the Puritan work ethic and they were a valuable component in keeping the farm running.

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The American farm offered a simple life. The work was hard but the clutter of city life was non-existent. These children grew up respecting the value of days work well done. That more city children could experience the joy of farm life.

The growth of industrialization moved hundreds of thousands from the American farm to the city. Despite this farm life has not disappeared. Enjoy this series of photographs of farms from across this land we call America.



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