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Old Rail Fence Corners

Lucy Leavenworth Wilder Morris (1865-1935)

1. Explanatory; The Book Committee; The Reason
2. Mr. Eli Pettijohn
3. Mrs. Missouri Rose Pratt
4. Mrs. Gideon Pond; Captain Stephen Hanks
5. Mr. Caleb Dorr; Mrs. Mahlon Black
6. Mr. James McMullen
7. Mrs. James McMullen; Dr. Lysander P. Foster; Mrs. Silas Farnham
8. General William G. Le Duc
9. Mr. Reuben Robinson; Mrs. Samuel B. Dresser; Mrs. Rufus Farnham; Captain John Van der Horck
10. Mrs. James Pratt
11. Mrs. Mary Harrison
12. Mr. William W. Ellison
13. Mr. D. E. Dow; Mrs. Elizabeth Clifford; Mrs. Richard Chute
14. Mr. Charles Bohanon; Mr. Austin W. Farnsworth
15. Mr. Elijah Nutting; Mr. Charles Rye; Mr. James M. Gillespie; Miss Nancy Gillespie; Mr. Isaac Layman
16. Mrs. Mary Weeks; Mrs. E. A. Merrill; Mrs. Martha Thorne
17. Mrs. Nancy Lowell; Mrs. William Dow
18. Mrs. William J. White
19. Mrs. Paulina Starkloff; Mrs. Anna E. Balser; Mrs. Mary E. Dowling; Mrs. Robert Anderson
20. Mrs. Wilder; Mr. Warren Wakefield
21. Mrs. Leroy Sampson; Mrs. Anna Simmons Apgar; Mrs. Newman Woods; Mr. Chester L. Hopkins
22. Miss Florinda Hopkins; Mrs. J. W. Ladd; Mrs. C. H. Pettit; Mrs. Anna Hennes Huston; Mr. Henry Favel; Mrs. Rebecca Plummer; Mrs. C. A. Burdick; Mr. Peter Cooper
23. Mr. Stephen Rochette; Mrs. Stephen Rochette; Mrs. James A. Winter; Mrs. George E. Fisher; Lieut. Governor Gilman; Mrs. Austin W. Farnsworth
24. Mr. Theodore Curtis; Mrs. Charles M. Godley; Mr. Frank Slocum
25. Mrs. T. B. Walker; Mrs. Virginia Jones; Mrs. Georgiana M. Way
26. Mrs. Duncan Kennedy
27. Major S. A. Buell
28. Mrs. Jane Sutherland; Mrs. Mary Robinson
29. Mrs. Margaret A. Snyder; Mrs. Helen Horton; Mrs. Mary Staring Smith
30. Mrs. Mary Massolt; Mrs. Anna Todd; Mr. Edwin Clarke; Captain Isaac Moulton
31. Mr. George A. Brackett; Mrs. C. A. Smith; Major C. B. Heffelfinger; Mrs. Martha Gilpatrick
32. Mrs. Margaret Hern
33. Mrs. Mary Ingenhutt; Captain L. L. McCormack; Mr. Charles M. Loring; Dr. Stewart
34. Mrs. J. M. Paine; Miss Minnesota Neill; Mr. L. L. Lapham
35. Mrs. Margaret Rathbun Funk
36. Mrs. Mary Pitcher
37. Mrs. J. R. Beatty; Mrs. A. M. Pfeffer
38. Mr. I. A. Pelton; Mr. John A. Jones
39. Mrs. Clark Keysor; Judge Lorin Cray
40. Captain Clark Keysor
41. Miss Carrie Stratton; Mr. Irving A. Dunsmoor
42. Mrs. Mary Pribble; Mrs. Edmund Kimball
43. Mr. Frank G. O'Brien; Mr. Michael Teeter
44. Mrs. W. L. Niemann
45. Ex-Governor Samuel R. Van Sant
46. Mrs. Delilah Maxwell
47. Mr. B. F. Shaver
48. Colonel A. P. Connolly
49. Colonel Levi Longfellow
50. Mrs. Helen Godfrey Berry
51. Abner Crossman Godfrey; Major Benjamin Randall; Miss Sara Faribault
52. Mary Sherrard Phillips
53. Mr. H. L. Buck; Mrs. Harriet Gleason; Mrs. Bradey
54. Mr. Oliver K. Jones
55. Mrs. Arabella Merrit
56. Mrs. Gideon Pond
57. Mrs. E. R. Pond; Mrs. John Brown
58. Marion L. Dibble; Mr. M. G. Cobb
59. Mr. M. R. Van Schaick; Mrs. Conrad Magnus; Mrs. Orin Pike
60. Judge Lorin Cray
61. Mrs. Mary E. Partridge
62. Judge Loren W. Collins
63. Mr. Elijah G. Nutting; Mr. J. Warren Richardson; Mrs. Henry C. Prescott
64. Judge Thomas S. Buckham; Mrs. Rodney A. Mott; Mrs. Kate Davis Batchelder; Mrs. John C. Turner
65. Mr. C. H. Watson; Mrs. Augusta Prehn Bierman; Mrs. Ann Alexander; Mr. J. W. Huckins; Mrs. C. W. Gress
66. Mr. Alvin M. Olin; Mrs. Pauline Hagen; Mrs. Catherine Meade
67. Mr. Glass; Mr. John W. Goulding; Mrs. Colbrath
68. Mrs. Mary B. Aiton; Dr. A. C. Daniels; Mr. Z. S. Gault; Mr. J. C. Bryant; Mrs. Nancy Kiethey Bean; Mrs. Mary Davis Fenton
69. Mrs. Frederick Penny; Mr. James Clark
70. Mrs. Nettleton; Mrs. W. S. Woodbridge; Mrs. Martin Jay Clum; Mr. August Larpenteur

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Summary

Old Rail Fence Corners is an historical treasure trove containing the stories of the first significant waves of European-American settlers in the now state of Minnesota (United States of America). This book has direct accounts of mid-19th century lives and experiences on the frontier, recounted by the frontiersmen and women when many of them were in their mid-90s. A group of volunteer women -- the Book Committee -- sought to record these recollections before they were lost with the passing of these remarkable adventurers. Experience a wild, dangerous Minnesota full of mosquitoes, threatening wildlife, difficult roads, dirt floors, food scarcity, and Native American neighbors. Interactions with Native Americans are a major theme throughout the book; settlers relate their experiences in the 1862 U.S.-Dakota War, their outsider accounts of interactions between Minnesota's Native American tribes, and the settlers' impressions of the Native American inhabitants with whom they share the land, which range from outright fear to acceptance to friendship and respect. Listen to the amazing stories of the Minnesota settlers as they come back to life through the voices of our talented readers! These are the stories of Minnesota's adventurous, resourceful, and brave pioneers that you won't soon forget.

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Stefani C.

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