Nothing to Do But Stay: My Pioneer Mother

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University of Iowa Press, 1991 - Biography & Autobiography - 117 pages
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This daughter's loving tribute to her pioneer mother tells of a real heroine who traveled by herself to North Dakota in 1904, to stake a lonely claim and start a farm on 160 empty acres before she married and began her family. Photos.

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Delightful, educational and humbling. - Goodreads
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I read this quite a while ago. I saw it on a friend's post so am adding it now. I can't believe the hardships that so many Americans endured to scratch out subsistence living in this newly settled country. I am truly a wimp! Read full review

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User Review  - Lauren - Goodreads

I love the author's method of getting the biography out there and then adding more detail, so readers aren't distracted by what will happen. Her mother (and all pioneer women) were so much tougher ... Read full review

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Contents

One The Education of a Family 1
21
Two The Seedling Years
34
Three Prairie Cook
49
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Young is a graduate of the University of Minnesota.

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