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Learning a little history of life long ago

by: HB News staff writer
Posted: May 21, 2018

HUNTINGTON BEACH...There is history all around us if we only take the time to look for it.

On Saturday, May 19th, Aaron Lopez did just that, as he took a tour of the historic 1898 Newland House Museum.

Aaron and his mother learned about a time before automobiles, indoor plumbing, the internet, and many things kids take for granted today.

Imagine, a listening to a song, just one song on a record played on something called a phonograph and not have hundreds of songs on a tiny flash drive iPod.

Just imagine a telephone without icons that you couldn't carry in your pocket, but had to be fastened on the wall.

A house lit with a yellow flames and not electricity, the light of which students would have to do their homework while their parents read real books and not ebooks.

In 1898 students may have had to walk to school and there was not computers only pen and paper. After coming home from school, girls would help mother prepare dinner while it was still light outside and the boys would help their father in the fields.

Aaron learned how the Newland boys and girls lived without a microwave oven and taking a bath only once a week on Saturday.

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