Old Rail Fence Corners: Frontier Tales Told by Minnesota Pioneers

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Minnesota Historical Society Press, 1976 - Biography & Autobiography - 344 pages
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Personal stories of hardship and happiness told by 154 early Minnesota settlers re-create everyday frontier life from the 1840s to the 1860s. This remarkable collection of reminiscences was first published by the Daughters of the American Revolution in Minnesota in 1914.
  

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This book was gifted to me when I first moved to Minnesota. An incredible account of some of Minnesota's first settler's, in my account, heroes. A mere glance how they paved the way thru the harshest of elements and times. With character traits of perseverance and courage, needed for survival. They raised the bar at every turn, giving all they had and finding more to lend, leaving a firm footprint and foundation for their young families to build upon, to endure. No matter how costly dangerous or tragic, they pressed on. Reading this book will make you understand why I refer to them as heroes of Minnesota. A book that should be shared. 

Contents

INTRODUCTION TO REPRINT EDITION vii
1
IN MEMORIAM
7
ANTHONY WAYNE CHAPTER MANKATO
160
COLONIAL CHAPTER MINNEAPOLIS
182
REBECCA PRESCOTT SHERMAN CHAPTER
202
MINNEAPOLIS CHAPTER
222
WENONAH CHAPTER WINONA
237
KEEWAYDIN CHAPTER MINNEAPOLIS
250
MONUMENT CHAPTER MINNEAPOLIS
273
CHARTER OAK CHAPTER FAHIBAULT
284
JOSIAH EDSON CHAPTER NORTHFIELD
294
GREYSOLON Du LHUT CHAPTER DULUTH
302
NATHAN HALE CHAPTER ST PAUL
313
DAUGHTERS OF LIBERTY CHAPTER DULUTH
319
INDEX
325
Copyright

ROCHESTER CHAPTER
262

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