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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Old Rail Fence Corners is the story of Minnesota's early settlers in their own words--hardship and happiness on the frontier. These simple, direct accounts, collected at the beginning of the twentieth century, paint vivid pictures of life in Minnesota from the 1840s to the 1860s. A new introduction by Marjorie Kreidburg describes the life and times of the book and of Lucy Leavenworth Wilder Morris, its remarkable editor.

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"These personal anecdotes are the stuff of social history--the testimony of ordinary, everyday people, which, when pieced together, give us a picture of pioneer life." --Marilyn J. Lass, Minnesota Reviews
 

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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. 

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Wonderful resource on early settlement period of Minnesota. Not necessarily all factual, but memories recorded fifty years later. Read full review

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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