Flagland is the story of a farm in the rich swampland of Southeast Missouri that was part of the push to drain and tame the area, as told through the eyes of the Heath and Hubbard families. This heartfelt and touching story portrays the struggles and triumphs of farm life and and the strong bond that held their family together.
Ralph and Alma Hubbard's story is conveyed through the ongoing chronicle of Round Robin letters spanning 36 years that circulated among over a dozen farm families. The voice of their daughter, Martha Jean Stewart, continues into the next generation with her skillful story telling. You'll enjoy her direct and lively wit as she remembers the life of perseverance and love born of the close-knit family called the farm.
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This is an intersting selection of old letters and journals written by the principle people in the story of the growth of a farm from native swamp land to a productive modern rice farm. The period covered is roughly from 1930 to 1975, but there is information about the land both before and after that period of time. Although the collection cannot help displaying the love in this family, it is not a story of the love of people, but of the dedication to making the swamp land into a farm. The various geneological data and relevant pictures bring personal feeling to this interesting document. It is obviously written to the decendants of the author, but it may be an enjoyable read for anyone interested in that time period of the american experiance.