Howard History

August 20, 2006

In an era before many modern conveniences took hold in Howard County's agricultural households, homemakers clubs offered rural woman what amounted to home economics tips on time management and kitchen technique.

One event took place through Aug. 20, 1928, a contest in which "home management agents" advised housewives on how to better arrange kitchens to eliminate wasted time in the preparation of meals. A vintage photograph shows a "rest and beauty corner" in one such kitchen - an indoor sink and stool, taking the place of bare table and water bucket.

[Source: Howard County, A Pictorial History, Joetta M. Cramm]

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