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Western Travel - Heritage Farmstead Museum (Part Seventeen) - Plano, Texas - #TravelTuesday

Welcome to my weekly column #TravelTuesday featuring places I've discovered during my research trips or just wandering around in historical areas. I hope you enjoy my discoveries.

Last week detoured outside the Farrell-Wilson House onto the back porch. Today we'll peek inside the curing shed.

The Curing Shed was a vital part of the farm as it was where the family would cure (or preserve) the meat that was butchered so that it would store well and feed the family when food wasn't readily available (like during the winter months).

The butchered meat would usually be preserved in salt. Here was a large salt vat where the meat would be covered, stuffed into a canvas bad and then hung up to dry. Some farms used the smoking method to preserve and dry their meats or a combination of both.

In this photograph, we can see how the bagged meat would hang from the rafters to cure.

In this photograph, you can see the making of sausages - the metal hand-cranked meat grinder and then the wrapped meat rolls.

Photographs of the various tools that were found in the shed or stored in this shed.

Learn more by checking out the official site - www.heritagefarmstead.org/

boy's Heritage Farmstead Museum Physical Address: 1900 West 15th Street, Plano, Texas 75075 Phone Number: 972-881-0140 Hours: Tuesday-Sunday: 10am-4:30pm. Closed Mondays and major holidays. Admission: $3.00 per person (ages 3 and up) + $4 for tour of house

Photo Credit of Curing Shed - https://www.heritagefarmstead.org

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