Iam Hans Mattson
This is my first winter in Minnesota.
I chopped firewood for a living in the winter.
The firewood was good for heating up your stove or starting a steamboats engines
S.I. Willard and I travled to Red Wing to our claimed land
We found two other men on the way to Red Wing. We welcomed them to join us to Red Wing.
We started to take turns running or walking behind the sleighs to warm up.
The temp would get to 40 below zero.
Mr.Willard suddnely sat down in the snow so we turned around and went to go help him.
That is my first winter in Minnesota