Brush Up On Your Hemp History: Hempstone Heritage
Hemp was a vital necessity for our ancestors. They used it for everything from course cloth to fine linen and everything in between. The Conestoga wagons were covered in hemp canvas. Hemp was used for grain bags, rugs, curtains, table cloths, napkins, handkerchiefs, towels, pillow cases, sheets, tough durable work clothes and even fine linen.
Hempstone Heritage I: In Accordance with Their Wills
- “All the Heckled Hemp She Can Spin” – A Study of the Early American Homespun Hemp Industry as Revealed by the Wills of Old Lancaster County, Pennsylvania: 1729-1845, is the first book in the Hempstone Heritage Series. It is a fascinating exploration of the thriving hemp industry of early Pennsylvania. Come discover a story that has never before been told – the tale of the hemp fields of Pennsylvania.Between 1729-1845 there were over 100 water-powered hemp mills in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania alone and there were dozens more in York County plus many more in the surrounding region. Learn this and much more as the author reveals the previously unknown history of the great Pennsylvania hemp industry. A story that is changing the way historians have viewed our history and opening the eyes of many. In a race to save Lancaster County’s prime farmland and unique culture before this beautiful but endangered land is paved over forever, Hempstone Heritage donates one dollar for every book sold to the Lancaster Farmland Trust. Help us save the Garden Spot of the World for future generations and help make our world a better place.