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The Homesteader Bride: A Journey to the North Dakota Prairie By Beverly Fox
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In the early 1900's, a young Jewish woman ready for adventure finds herself on a journey crossing oceans and continents to settle the North Dakota prairie as a "mail order bride." This... More > engaging historical fiction written for young adults is inspired by stories heard first-hand from those who immigrated and homesteaded, from their children who lived on the prairies, and from their hand-written diaries.< Less
Humble Homesteaders By Loren Murfield
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Humble Homesteaders is the compelling story of two families risking their lives in search of the ultimate opportunity. Follow the trek as they journeyed west to settle the lonely prairies of South... More > Dakota. Read how homesteading was the next significant step, following immigration from Europe, to carving out a life of persistence, principled living and prosperity. Study how they engaged the community to overcome drought, wars, extreme weather, illness and death. Within these pages, you will find ordinary people, not celebrities or national leaders, experiencing the ultimate by being diligent in doing what was right. Grounded in their faith, they humbly lived their lives, raised a family and left a legacy. This is the story of what is possible when one is focused, faithful and forward thinking.< Less
Prairie Trails By Fern Thornton Cook
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A young man's quest to "go west" and become independent in the early 1900's. The story tells of the many adversities he is faced with while wrestling with the dirty thirties on the prairies.
Strachans on the Prairie By Mary Scriver
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Archibald Strachan and his family homesteaded in South Dakota, then in Swan River, Manitoba. This is an account of the homes they occupied, plus a bit about the inhabitants.
Called to the Prairie By Richard P. Jahn, Jr., Jan Dodge, Dennis E. Johnson
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"Called to the Prairie" is a rare and unique account of early 20th century life in western North Dakota as recorded in the journals of Richard C. Jahn. A young seminary student from St.... More > Louis, he came to McKenzie County in the winter of 1915 to minister to five small Lutheran congregations there. Over the next year, Jahn’s daily entries provide an intimate view of life on the prairie and the homesteaders and ranchers he encountered. Between blizzards and floods, wolf attacks and hazardous journeys, he writes about late night card games, cowpunchers, dirty dishes, prairie hospitality and a much-loved feisty pinto. Discovered in an old shoebox in 2002, Jahn’s journals were accompanied by a treasure trove of personal photographs of the very people, places, and events he wrote about—faithfully reproduced in this unusual account and enhanced by extensive footnotes for historical reference. "Called to the Prairie" is a must–read for anyone who loves North Dakota history or the pioneering spirit.< Less
A Prairie Courtship By Harold Bindloss
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A PRAIRIE COURTSHIP by Harold Bindloss has 29 chapters (CHAPTER I-A COLD WELCOME CHAPTER II-MAVERICK THORNE CHAPTER III-THE CAMP IN THE BLUFF CHAPTER IV-THE FARQUHAR HOMESTEAD CHAPTER V-THORNE GIVES... More > ADVICE CHAPTER VI-THORNE CONTEMPLATES A CHANGE CHAPTER VII-A USEFUL FRIEND CHAPTER VIII-A FIT OF TEMPER CHAPTER IX-THE RAISING CHAPTER X-THORNE RESENTS REPROOF CHAPTER XI-AN ESCAPADE CHAPTER XII-HUNTER MAKES AN ENEMY CHAPTER XIII-NEVIS PICKS UP A CLUE CHAPTER XIV-WINTHROP'S LETTER CHAPTER XV-ON THE TRAIL .........) and this book was converted from its physical edition to the digital format.< Less
Prairie Flowers for a Pioneer Bride By Edna Opal Ridgway
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Color Edition. The author grew up on a claim on the Nebraska frontier. She writes with affection about farm life, pioneer cooking, Sunday picnics, her heartbreak at losing her brother in World War... More > I, the Dust Bowl days and a destructive tornado. Most important, the book is full of humorous and joyous events.< Less
Prairie Flowers for a Pioneer Bride By Edna Opal Ridgway
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Black/White edition. The author grew up on a claim on the Nebraska frontier. She writes with affection about farm life, pioneer cooking, Sunday picnics, her heartbreak at losing her brother in World... More > War I, the Dust Bowl days and a destructive tornado. Most important, the book is full of humorous and joyous events.< Less
Intertwined Lives By Carol Johnson-Betsinger
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The greatest gift that I received as a child was given to me by my grandfather. It was the gift of the rich stories that he would tell and retell to me during my childhood. These were the stories... More > about his own childhood and young adulthood in the late 1800's and early 1900's. For me these stories served as a bridge, linking my family's history to my own life. The setting was rural Green Prairie Township, located along the banks of the Mississippi River in Morrison County, Minnesota. The characters were his father, a veteran of the U.S. Cavalry's Expedition of the Little Big Horn; his mother, the daughter os a wounded Civil War veteran; brothers and sisters; grandparents; extended family and friends. These stories weave together a family life of hardships and successes, heartbreaks and joys, life and death. At the center of this story are the heartbreaking events of his beloved sister, Annie, who at the age of twenty contracted tuberculosis.< Less
To Dakota and Back: The Story of an Orphan Train Rider By Judith Kappenman
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Judith Kappenman’s "To Dakota and Back: The Story of an Orphan Train Rider," a biography of her grandfather John Donahue, will take you to Dakota and back, but also into an amazing... More > family saga spanning a century and painfully detailing a shameful period in American history during which orphans were “farmed out” from the East to the Midwest to help families establish new lives. Despite what he felt was a loveless childhood, Donahue prevailed, building a successful life and presiding over a loving and supportive family. Their eventual return to Massachusetts brings the story full circle, and is a family history to be remembered.< Less