Child of the South Dakota Frontier

Child of the South Dakota Frontier

by Lenna Kolash

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Overview

When her family homesteaded in 1915, seven-year-old Lenna O'Neill found her first love: the South Dakota prairie. Born in Wisconsin where her Irish immigrant father had come to study for the ministry, she discovered best friends in her pony Duke and her collie Fanny as she adapted to the harshness of prairie life. Eventually the hard times of drought drove the family back to live in a town, but she never forgot the wonders of her life as a child on the South Dakota prairie. Lenna recorded her life during these prairie years for her family. Lenna opens her account with a return to the homestead years later with her husband, William Kolash, and her children. The lone tree remaining by a dilapidated front gate, planted by Lenna and her father decades before, recalls voices echoing from the past and memories that rolled away the years. Child of the South Dakota Prairie is an edited version of her recollections, published as a tribute by her daughter, B. J. Farmer.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781612541563
Publisher: Brown Books Publishing Group
Publication date: 05/01/2014
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 591,486
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

WhenLenna Kolash'sfamily homesteaded in 1915, seven-year-old Lenna O'Neill found her first love: the South Dakota prairie. Born in Wisconsin where her Irish immigrant father had come to study for the ministry, she discovered best friends in her pony Duke and her collie Fanny as she adapted to the harshness of prairie life. Eventually the hard times of drought and the depressed economy drove the family back to live in a town, but she never forgot the wonders of her life as a child on the South Dakota prairie.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix

Chapter 1 The Tree 3

Chapter 2 We Arrive 13

Chapter 3 The Well 19

Chapter 4 The Trip to Provo 25

Chapter 5 The Wild West 35

Chapter 6 The Circus and Buffalo Bill 41

Chapter 7 Outlaw Country 47

Chapter 8 Mother's Kindergarten 53

Chapter 9 The Homestead 59

Chapter 10 The Sheep 65

Chapter 11 The Longhorns 71

Chapter 12 The Baptism 75

Chapter 13 Back to Edgemont 81

Chapter 14 Roy is Born 89

Chapter 15 Moving the Shack 97

Chapter 16 Duke 101

Chapter 17 The Lamb 107

Chapter 18 Getting the Water 115

Chapter 19 Ladies Aid Society 121

Chapter 20 Harvest 127

Chapter 21 The Wheat Check 135

Chapter 22 Father Buys Some Cattle 139

Chapter 23 The Runaway 143

Chapter 24 Sister 149

Chapter 25 Dorothy is Born 159

Chapter 26 Mother and the Model 169

Chapter 27 The Literary Society 177

Chapter 28 Going to School 185

Chapter 29 The Killer Blizzard 191

Chapter 30 Prairie Baby 195

Chapter 31 Mother Becomes a Teacher 203

Chapter 32 Plans 207

Chapter 33 The Indians 211

Chapter 34 The Flu 215

Chapter 35 The Fall of 1919 221

Chapter 36 The Accident 227

Chapter 37 Sarah 233

Chapter 38 Women's Rights 239

Chapter 39 The Christmas Corset 245

Chapter 40 The New House 253

Chapter 41 A Quest for Water 259

Chapter 42 The Little Tree 265

Chapter 43 Graduation 269

Chapter 44 Duke 273

Chapter 45 Daisy 279

Chapter 46 Vacation 287

Chapter 47 This Terrible Land 295

Chapter 48 Drought 303

Chapter 49 Decision 309

Chapter 50 Farewell 315

About the Author 323

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