Old Rail Fence Corners: Frontier Tales Told by Minnesota Pioneers
Minnesota Historical Society Press, 1976 - Biography & Autobiography - 344 pages
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.
INTRODUCTION TO REPRINT EDITION vii
ANTHONY WAYNE CHAPTER MANKATO
COLONIAL CHAPTER MINNEAPOLIS
REBECCA PRESCOTT SHERMAN CHAPTER
WENONAH CHAPTER WINONA
KEEWAYDIN CHAPTER MINNEAPOLIS