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Centennial Farm Family: Cultivating Land and Community 1837-1937

Centennial Farm Family: Cultivating Land and Community 1837-1937

by Amy McVay Abbott

Hardcover(First Edition, Hardback ed.)

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Anna Long Hoard stood at Eberhard Cemetery, watching her husband's casket lowered into his grave. Kellis Hoard died by mistaking sulphuric acid for cider, a mystery never solved. Kellis was Anna's rock and the man who farmed Anna's legacy farm. She had no sons.

Could she keep the farm? Generations before her lived the every-man story of American settlers. Like thousands of pioneers who left the East Coast after the Revolutionary War in search of a better life, the Longs fought weather and wild country to move to a state in the Old Northwest Territory. Reuben Long, the patriarch, and his children and grandchildren fought to keep the Indiana farm in the family. If Mother Nature did her part, permanent land ownership meant economic security, a ready supply of food, and one of the few wealth-building opportunities in the country. Keeping the family farm meant survival and security. And their journey was anything but easy.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780578885285
Publisher: Amy Abbott
Publication date: 06/28/2021
Edition description: First Edition, Hardback ed.
Pages: 188
Product dimensions: 8.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Native Hoosier Amy McVay Abbott is a columnist, essayist, and author. She's written seven books and been featured in three anthologies. She's worked for multiple local newspapers in Indiana as both a columnist and reporter. She has also been a paid contributor to multiple regional and national print and online venues. Amy holds a master's degree in journalism from Ball State University and lives in southwestern Indiana with her husband Randy.

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