Wood Carvings

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This is a gazelle that my great grandfather carved

My artifact is a wood carving that my great-grandfather Stillman Pacared made. My great-grandfather started carving when he was a little kid. He started carving because he couldn’t play sports. As a kid, my great-grandfather had asthma. This made it hard to do things that took a lot of energy. Back went he was growing up, they didn’t have asthma treatments, so he learned to carve wood. One of the first things he made was a walking stick. As he got older, he started to do more and more complex carvings. Most of the carvings that that my great-grandfather did were animals. After he retired, he started make wood carvings to sell. The last carving that he made and sold was a life size wooden carousel horse. He died in May of 2004, four months after I was born.

Place(s): New Hampshire

– Chris Fletcher

Relationship:  Great-grandchild of im/migrant or more Great-grandchild of im/migrant or more