Category Archives: homesteading

How They Lived

A typical Ozark home and family of the early 1800s The deeper I get into the new book, the more I search for stories to use, the more amazed I am at how settlers to these rugged Boston Mountains of … Continue reading

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The man and his horse

Wednesday I fussed about what I would write in my column, which is historical in nature and usually features families or communities from the past in our county. This is the photo I found that kicked off the column. How … Continue reading

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Review from Reader Views June 07

Fly With The Mourning DoveVelda BrothertonPublish America (2007)ISBN 9781424159048Reviewed by Olivera Baumgartner‑Jackson for Reader Views (6/07) Velda Brotherton’s “Fly With The Mourning Dove” is a true story, based on the early life of Edna Smith Hiller, who–according to the author … Continue reading

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