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Dorothy Hinshaw Patent

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in Rochester, MN, The United States
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As a child, my favorite activity was exploring nature, especially finding animals like frogs, toads, and lizards. I kept tropical fish, had a dog, and loved riding horses. My love of animals led to a Ph.D. degree from U.C. Berkley in Zoology. In grad school I met and married fellow student Greg Patent. Our two sons, David and Jason, were born before we finished school. I wanted to use my training and my knowledge, but I also wanted to raise my sons and be there for them when they needed me. I decided that writing the kind of books I'd always loved reading was a good solution to my dilemma, and that turned out to be true. One of my favorite things is learning new "stuff," and every time I tackle a new book project I get to indulge myself in ...more

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Homesteading: Settling America’s Heartland

Writing “Homesteading: Settling America’s Heartland” was an easy choice for me.  I’m the daughter of an Idaho homesteader.  And I live in Montana, the state where the most homesteading claims were made.


Congress passed the Homestead Act in 1862, and President Abraham Lincoln signed it.  “This will do something for the little fellow,” he is said to have commented.  Any citizen age twenty-one or old

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