I'm curious as to how many folks here are descendants of workers at Abbot Downing. My great grandfather was James Morrison, who worked for AD for nearly 50 years. He started in the 1850's as a blacksmith, and by the end of his career with AD was the foreman of the Spring Shop.
I would love to read any stories that have been passed down about life and work at Abbot Downing to get an idea of what it was like to work there.
Saint Joseph, Missouri