History of Davis County, Iowa; Containing a History of the County, Its Cities, Towns, Etc., a Biographical Directory of Many of Its Leading Citizens, War Record of Its Volunteers in the Late Rebellion, General and Local Statistics,

History of Davis County, Iowa; Containing a History of the County, Its Cities, Towns, Etc., a Biographical Directory of Many of Its Leading Citizens, War Record of Its Volunteers in the Late Rebellion, General and Local Statistics,

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1882 edition. Excerpt: ...to return to his old home and friends for the winter; and therefore places his new possessions, his future home, in charge of his nearest neighbor, some miles away, who had come with his family---with his all, to stay. With gladdened heart, he takes the trail leading from his western' wild into civilization, thence on to greet relatives, friends, old scenes, and--one dearer still, into whose ears he uttered the story of his frontier adventures together with his hopes and prospects of the future. In these utterances she had a profound regard--a personal interest. Witll the the courage of a true woman she consented to share his fortunes, be they where or what they might Winter passed with all its pleasures and delights with friends, and among the scenes of their young manhood and womanhood days. Preparations being completed, and the nuptial ceremony pronounced, the happy twain leave for their future home--their little cabin on the western frontier. The two or three families which had gathered and formed the settlement the spring before, were gladdened by the return of their young neighbor; and he and his bride were greeted right heartily to their pioneer home. Though toil and privations were theirs, yet they enjoyed their new life. Crops were planted, improvements were made, and their new home soon began to wear a homelike appearance. Besides, it was their own, around which their hopes and aspirations were entwined. and which nerved them to labor and gain for themselves the surroundings, comforts and enjoyments, equal to, if not better than those they left behind them. This year brought additions to the settlement, which rendered it less monotonous, and social intercourse soon became cordial. Unlike that of to-day, there were no...show more

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  • Paperback | 356 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 19mm | 635g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236769422
  • 9781236769428