Nothing to Do But Stay: My Pioneer Mother

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Dell, Jul 1, 1993 - Biography & Autobiography - 176 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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The subtitle is “My Pioneer Mother,” and much of this memoir features Young’s mother Carrine Gafkjen Berg. But this is really the story of a family’s experiences in the early 20th century in North ... Read full review

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This is a wonderful book and collection of memories of the author's mother and childhood homesteading on the North Dakota prairie. Carrine Gafkjen set off to homestead by herself in 1904, living in a ... Read full review


ONE The Education of a Family 1
TWO The Seedling Years
THREE Prairie Cook

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Young is a graduate of the University of Minnesota.

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