Frontier and pioneer life
Found in 7 Collections and/or Records:
Ingraham, Eliza M., 1883 - 1957. "Reminiscences of Eliza M. Ingraham (July 29, 1883 - January 20, 1957.)" undated
The collection consists of a typed copy of Eliza M. Ingraham’s reminiscences of life in rural Leavenworth Township, Brown County, Minnesota during the Nineteenth Century. The majority of the paper consists of Ingraham recalling a log cabin near her home called the “old Hoff place.” In another section, she retold a tale about lost treasure buried near the cabin by American Indians escaping from soldiers. The paper ended abruptly after she recounted the cabin’s demise during her childhood.
This collection consists of a family history compiled by Donald Force Jackson. The narrative focuses on the author’s parents, Raymond Jackson and Della Anne Force Jackson. Information on pioneer life in Mankato and River Falls, Minnesota, the Mankato Teachers College, Army life during World War II, and the Mankato Tire Company are all part of the booklet.
Mills, Lucius Denning, 1848 - 1936 and Others. "Reminiscences of Pioneer Life [1848 - 1933]." Reminiscences, 1933
The William Dodsworth Willard reminiscences concern the Willard family, frontier life in southern Minnesota, and the early years of Mankato, Minnesota. The memoir includes a brief family history as well as details concerning his life. Willard concluded his musings by describing his participation in business and community endeavors within Mankato.
This collection consists of a transcribed photocopy, jfrom German to English, of the reminiscences of August Edward Winter. Winter served as a German Lutheran minister on the Minnesota frontier, and he detailed his experience in the paper. In the document. Winter described of living conditions, wages, Minnesota communities, the Dakota Conflict, a grasshopper invasion, and Minnesota's pioneers.