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Answers to Bedards move to Laconia:

4. Why was the Boarding Room hot?
Hot steam was used in the Boarding Room to shape the socks and remove wrinkles.

5. If Mr. Bedard is paid 17 cents an hour, what would he make in a week?
Mr. Bedard had to work 10 hours per day, six days a week.
He made $1.70 each day (0.17 X 10 hours = $1.70).
Because he worked six days a week, Mr. Bedard made $10.20 each week ($1.70 each day X 6 days = $10.20).

This story was written by educator, Chris Lewis, with funding from the Institute of Museum & Library Services. It is loosely based on records of the LaPlante family, who moved from Sainte Perpétue to Franklin about 1903. The images are from the Morin Collection, Belknap Mill.

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