“Mrs. Beale is very neighborly. Comes in nearly every day.” Lavinia Goodell, June 27, 1873 Lavinia Goodell’s best friend and closest confidant during her years in Janesville, Wisconsin was Mrs. D.A. (Dorcas Amanda) Beale. Lavinia’s diaries for the years 1873 through 1879 mention Mrs. Beale 392 times. Mrs. Beale was born in Maine in eitherContinue reading →

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