Nebraska Farm Life WWI to WWII
iUniverse, May 31, 2002 - Farm life - 132 pages
This is a book about a family growing up on the Republican River in south central Nebraska during the first half of the twentieth century. We all grew up doing farm work, and fishing and swimming in the Republican River were a major part of our entertainment. We all attended District 9 country school and then went to Red Cloud High School. This was a way of life that vanished soon after the youngest of us graduated. Younger people have seemed to be fascinated with the stories that we tell about this period, and we decided that some of it should be written down. From our various perspectives, the four surviving siblings discuss family life on the farm, the economics of the time, the medical and veterinary practices, country school education, and social life. Some of it is serious and some of it is more or less funny anecdotes. Our sister was a country schoolteacher and had many memories of country school. One of our brothers is a physician and was particularly interested in the medical practices of the day, as well as the state of veterinary medicine. The youngest of us transcribed tapes from the others and edited the results, with large amounts of assistance from the others.
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