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Québec Ancêtre - Did you know?

In the typical habitant dwelling-house, often reached by a ladder, was a loft or attic running the full area of the house, but so low that one could touch, the rafters everywhere. Here the children, often a dozen or more of them, were stowed away at night on mattresses of straw or feathers laid along the floor. As the windows were securely fastened, even in the coldest weather this attic was warm.

Daily Life in New France (www.chroniclesofamerica.com/ french/ daily_life_in_new_france.htm)


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