Book Size: 8.25 X 9.5
Dust Jacket: Yes
Publisher: Wisconsin Historical Society Press
Publish Date: 2015
A Settler's Year: Pioneer Life Through The Seasons provides a rare glimpse into the lives of early immigrants to the Midwest. Evocative photographs taken at Old World Wisconsin, the country's largest outdoor museum of rural life, lushly illustrate stories woven by historian, novelist, and poet Kathleen Ernst and compelling first hand accounts left by the settlers themselves.
Here we discover the challenges and triumphs found in the seasonal rhythms of rural life in the 19th and early 20th centuries. As we turn the pages--traveling from sprawling farm to tidy crossroads village and from cramped and smoky cabins to gracious, well-furnished homes--we experience the back-straining chores, cherished folk traditions, annual celebrations, and indomitable spirit that comprised pioneer life.
At its heart A Settler's Year is about people dreaming of, searching for, and creating a new home in a new land. This moving book transports us back to the pioneer era and inspires us to explore the stories found on our own family trees.