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By Kathleen Ernst

"This is a e-book with nice which means for these people who grew up on farms, and a publication to be shared with youngsters wanting to understand 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 Evocative images taken at outdated international Wisconsin, the country's biggest open air museum of rural lifestyles, lushly illustrate tales woven by means of historian, novelist, and poet Kathleen Ernst and compelling firsthand bills left through the settlers themselves.

In this pretty ebook, readers will become aware of 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, adored folks traditions, annual celebrations, and indomitable spirit that comprised pioneer life.

At its center "A Settler's Year" is ready humans dreaming of, trying to find, and developing 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 circle of relatives bushes.

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On March 12, 1849, between nine and ten o’clock in the morning, Chicago’s twenty thousand residents heard a thunderous noise that sounded like cannon fire. As Chicagoans came out of their homes and businesses to see what was going on, ice floes breaking up down the river and canal system were heading their way bringing with them a surge of water reaching two stories in height that washed away bridges, crushed canal boats, and lifted some of the largest lake vessels out of the water and deposited them far from their moorings.

Despite the American fear that immigrants would soon dominate the politics of the city, 33 34 Chapter One they remained indispensable to its progress. 46 Lake Street That Great Street Chicago’s clogged docks and mast-filled sky presented a picture of prosperity to visitor and resident alike. By the early 1850s the city had become the wholesale center of the region, peddling its wares north and west to within miles of the Mississippi River and as far south as Peoria and Fulton Counties. 47 The city centered on Lake Street, paralleling the Main Branch of the river.

10 Even Mother Nature sometimes created problems. On March 12, 1849, between nine and ten o’clock in the morning, Chicago’s twenty thousand residents heard a thunderous noise that sounded like cannon fire. As Chicagoans came out of their homes and businesses to see what was going on, ice floes breaking up down the river and canal system were heading their way bringing with them a surge of water reaching two stories in height that washed away bridges, crushed canal boats, and lifted some of the largest lake vessels out of the water and deposited them far from their moorings.

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