I just received the above excerpt from the 1882 census showing several interesting facts about Traders Point at that time. The graded school was located between Moore and Lafayette Roads at the top of the hill. Recently I have found it helpful to relate dates to macro events occurring in the country at the same time. In 1882 we were emerging from the long depression, a humble reminder that recessions and depressions are always with us. Here’s an excerpt from wiki about the “long depression”:
In the United States, economists typically refer to the Long Depression as the Depression of 1873–79, kicked off by the Panic of 1873, and followed by the Panic of 1893, book-ending the entire period of the wider Long Depression. The National Bureau of Economic Research dates the contraction following the panic as lasting from October 1873 to March 1879. At 65 months, it is the longest-lasting contraction identified by the NBER, eclipsing the Great Depression’s 43 months of contraction.