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David Wing and Ponoka’s Dakota District Pioneers

By: Beverly Smith Vorpahl

Price: $24.00

Publisher: Heritage Books, Inc: 2005

Seller ID: V3198

ISBN: 0788431986

Condition: 180 pages, 5.5x8.5, 2005, 5.5x8.5, paper, index, 180 pp, Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc


In 1877, David Wing and five other families discussed the possibility of moving from Brome County, Quebec, where farming was difficult at best, and near impossible at worst. Farming prairie land, where homesteads were being given away in America, looked promising from their vantage point in the North Country of Canada. The group thought that Kansas might be their answer, so David, his wife and their two toddlers, and a bachelor brother, loaded their covered wagons and set out for what they hoped would be their promised land. The Wild West, with its rowdy cowboys, was not what the group had in ... View more info