Pioneering on the Plains

Pioneering on the Plains

Frontiers of America
by Edith S. McCall, Carol Rogers (Illustrator)
Publisher: Children's Press
©1962, Item: 82410
Hardcover, 127 pages
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Two true stories of the unsung heroes who helped to open up the plains for settlement.

The battles these men fought were against loneliness, drought, prairie fires and rattlesnakes.

The first story is that of young Hamlin Garland whose father moved the family from the shelter of a Wisconsin valley to the open plains where these was "not a root or a rock to stop a plow."  Although plowing blistered Hamlin's hands, the life was not without its fun and adventure.

The second half of the book is Howard Ruede's true story of settling a Kansas claim where the buffalo-grass roots seemed to go to China and where life in a sod house was something to write home about.

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