- West Branch
- Local History
- Young People's
Content and Scope of Collection
This collection contains a ledger book listing “Laborers Employed for Repair of Free Gravel Roads . . . in Vigo County” Indiana from February 1918 to January 1919.
The ledger presents by date the name of the laborer and the hours they worked from Monday through Saturday. Ledger entries also indicate whether a driver and team of animals were used on the road building project, the amount of money paid to laborers and drivers and a description of the road worked on. The “Road” category also provides detail on whether laborers were hauling gravel or hauling lumber or grading (leveling out) the road.
A monthly account of cash layouts from February 1918 to January 1919 appears at the end of the book.