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Settler's Year : Pioneer Life Through the Seasons (Hardcover) (Kathleen Ernst)

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"This is a book with great meaning for those of us who grew up on farms, and a book to be shared with young people eager to know more about pioneer life." --Jerry Apps, author of "Old Farm: A History" and "Whispers and Shadows: A Naturalist's Memoir"

"A Settler's Year" provides a rare glimpse into the lives of early immigrants to the upper Midwest. Evocative photographs taken at Old World Wisconsin, the country's largest outdoor museum of rural life, lushly illustrate stories woven by historian, novelist, and poet Kathleen Ernst and compelling firsthand accounts left by the settlers themselves.

In this beautiful book, readers will discover the challenges and triumphs found in the seasonal rhythms of rural life in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. As they turn the pages--traveling from sprawling farm to tidy crossroads village, and from cramped and smoky cabins to gracious, well-furnished homes--they'll experience the back-straining chores, cherished folk traditions, annual celebrations, and indomitable spirit that comprised pioneer life.

At its heart "A Settler's Year" is about people dreaming of, searching for, and creating new homes in a new land. This moving book transports us back to the pioneer era and inspires us to explore the stories found on our own family trees.

?As far as I am concerned, I can, hand on heart, declare naught else but that I thank the Lord that I am here and regret that I did not come sooner.??German immigrant Johann Friedrich Diederichs, writing in 1848 in Manitowoc, Wisconsin

A Settler?s Year provides a rare glimpse into the lives of early immigrants to the upper Midwest. Loyd Heath's evocative photographs taken at Old World Wisconsin, the country?s largest outdoor museum of rural life, lushly illustrate stories woven by historian and poet Kathleen Ernst and compelling firsthand accounts left by the settlers themselves.
In this beautiful book, readers will discover the challenges and triumphs found in the seasonal rhythms of rural life in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. As they turn the pages they?ll travel from sprawling farm to tidy crossroads village, and from cramped and smoky cabins to gracious, well-furnished homes. Along the way they?ll experience mundane and back-straining chores, cherished folk traditions, and annual celebrations.
At its heart, A Settler?s Year is about people dreaming of, searching for, and creating new homes in a new land. This beautiful volume transports us back to the pioneer era and inspires us to explore the stories found on our own family trees.

Number of Pages: 191
Genre: History
Sub-Genre: History
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Wisconsin Historical Society
Author: Kathleen Ernst
Language: English
Street Date: August 31, 2015
TCIN: 46768570
UPC: 9780870207143
Item Number (DPCI): 247-51-8728
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