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By Kathleen Ernst

"This is a publication with nice which means for these folks who grew up on farms, and a ebook to be shared with youth wanting to be aware of extra approximately pioneer life." --Jerry Apps, writer of "Old Farm: A History" and "Whispers and Shadows: A Naturalist's Memoir"

"A Settler's Year" offers an extraordinary glimpse into the lives of early immigrants to the higher Midwest. Evocative photos taken at previous international Wisconsin, the country's greatest open air museum of rural lifestyles, lushly illustrate tales woven through historian, novelist, and poet Kathleen Ernst and compelling firsthand bills left through the settlers themselves.

In this gorgeous e-book, readers will observe the demanding situations and triumphs present in the seasonal rhythms of rural lifestyles within the 19th and early 20th centuries. As they flip the pages--traveling from sprawling farm to tidy crossroads village, and from cramped and smoky cabins to gracious, well-furnished homes--they'll adventure the back-straining chores, loved folks traditions, annual celebrations, and indomitable spirit that comprised pioneer life.

At its middle "A Settler's Year" is set humans dreaming of, looking for, and growing new houses in a brand new land. This relocating e-book transports us again to the pioneer period and evokes us to discover the tales came across on our family bushes.

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Let’s go, okay? The boss said nine-thirty, and it’s getting close to—” “Next time, come earlier,” the man with the shotgun said, taking the keys. He walked behind the Chevy and opened the trunk with his left hand, leveling the shotgun to cover the interior. He pulled a flashlight from his belt and directed its beam until he was satisfied. Finally, he closed the trunk gently, walked back to the driver’s window, and handed over the keys. “See you later, Harley,” he said. 1959 September 28 Monday 21:29 The darkened house was a featureless stone monolith, the color of cigar ash.

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