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New Introduction by Marjorie Kreidberg 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 in 1914.
Title: Old Rail Fence Corners: Frontier Tales Told by Minnesota Pioneers
Illustrator: Reg. Price: $14.95
Publisher: Minnesota Historical Society Press: 1976
ISBN Number: 0873511093
ISBN Number 13: 9780873511094
Book Details: 367 pages, 5 1/4 x 8 1/2, illus., map, index, paperback, Minnesota Historical Society Press
Item: 1.00 Item
Seller ID: 511093
Description: 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 decribes the life an times of the book and of Lucy Leavenworth Wilder Morris, its remarkable editor.
"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