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Frontier and pioneer life

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 7 Collections and/or Records:

Davis, LeRoy G., 1859 - 1957. Reminiscences (1865 - 1893), undated

 Collection — Folder 01
Identifier: SMHC Collection 0133
Abstract The reminiscences proved within the LeRoy G. Davis collection pertain to his family’s migration from Wisconsin to Minnesota and the food they ate. He reminisced about his childhood on a farm near Sleepy Eye, Minnesota, and his occupations in Redwood County teaching second grade and his time at the law office of J. M. Thompson in Sleepy Eye. He discussed his education at Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota and at Hamline University in St. Paul before a shortage of economic funds forced...
Dates: Undated

Griffin, George, 1867 - 1947. Reminiscences, 1867 - 1941

 Collection — Half hollinger box 0106-0115, Folder: 01-03
Identifier: SMHC Collection 0115
Abstract The collection contains a typed copy of reminiscences by George Griffin written in the fall of 1941. Griffm focused on his numerous jobs. He recalled his youthful occupations and reminisced about working on a threshing crew, being a carpenter, running steam engines, and working in boiler rooms at various factories and mills located in Minnesota, South Dakota, and Wisconsin. Griffin's activity with the Baptist Church, membership on the Board of Trustees for Pillsbury Academy, and his...
Dates: 1867-1941

Ingraham, Eliza M., 1883 - 1957. "Reminiscences of Eliza M. Ingraham" undated

 Collection — Folder 1
Identifier: SMHC Collection 0134

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.

Dates: 1883-07-29 - 1957-01-20

Jackson, Donald Force. "Jackson-Cahill, Force-Moen: A Narrative Genealogy". Booklet, 1980

 Collection — Folder 1
Identifier: SMHC Collection 1360

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.

Dates: 1980

Mills, Lucius Denning, 1848 - 1936 and Others. "Reminiscences of Pioneer Life [1848 - 1933]." Reminiscences, 1933

 Collection — Folder 1
Identifier: SMHC Collection 0119
Abstract The Lucius Denning Mills collection holds a typed copy of an unpublished manuscript entitled “Reminiscences of Pioneer Life” compiled by Mills. Mills recalled his family living in Illinois before migrating to the area around Garden City, Minnesota. Also, he discussed living conditions in Mankato, Minnesota for the year 1854, the Dakota Conflict and subsequent mass hanging in Mankato, and the hardships and joys experienced by pioneers on the Minnesota frontier during the...
Dates: 1933

Willard, William Dodsworth, 1867 - 1952. Reminiscences, 1856 - 1952

 Collection — Folder 1
Identifier: SMHC Collection 0121

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.

Dates: 1856-1952

Winter, August Edward, 1838 - 1927. Reminiscences, 1861 - 1865

 Collection — Folder 1
Identifier: SMHC Collection 0112

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.

Dates: 1861-1865