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Sod-House Days: Letters from a Kansas Homesteader, 1877-1983

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Howard Ruede was twenty-two years old in March of 1877 when he rode on a freight wagon into Osborne City, a community in west-central Kansas. A young man of courage, common sense, and independence, Ruede was filled with the optimism and determination typical of the men and women who took up the challenge of homesteading on the prairie.
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Paperback, 288 pages
Published November 15th 1983 by University Press of Kansas (first published 1966)
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Very interesting view of harsh settlement conditions in north central Kansas. As a descendant of settlers in a different part of the state, this account nonetheless helped me understand the difficult labor and discipline settlers had to have if they were to survive and potentially prosper.
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