I live in a small community in Indiana which was settled in 1852. We have a museum and heritage village of several old buildings, an apple press and saw mill. What kind of furniture was made at that time and how was it made. If anyone has any info, I would appreciate it.
Much of the Midwest was settled by what is called second emigration emigrants that came in through the great lakes. There is far less English and more diverse ethnic influence. The industrial revolution moved from the east coast west, there was hand made work being done later than on the east coast.