Prairie du Rocher, 1748
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Who was Ambroise Moreau?
It is 1748 and Ambroise Moreau and his wife, Jeanne Paule, want a table for their home in Prairie du Rocher. Ambroise owns a small farm. This year his farm has produced enough for his family to live on, plus surplus wheat worth 10 livres* that can be traded for a table.
*Livres, like our dollars, were used to determine the worth of goods and services in colonial Illinois.
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