The Follinglo Dog Book: A Norwegian Pioneer Story from Iowa

The Follinglo Dog Book: A Norwegian Pioneer Story from Iowa

by Peder Gustav Tjernagel, Wayne Franklin

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The Follinglo Dog Book: A Norwegian Pioneer Story from Iowa by Peder Gustav Tjernagel, Wayne Franklin

The Follinglo Dog Book both is and is not about dogs. The dogs are certainly here: from Milla to Chip the Third, we encounter a procession of heroic if often unfortunate creatures who, along with their immigrant masters, led a hard life on the nineteenth-century American frontier. However, if you pick up this book thinking it will offer a heartwarming read about canine experiences, you will find yourself reinformed by the way it unfolds.

Instead, these are the stories of a Norwegian pioneer family that came in 1860 to settle the Iowa prairie on a homestead called Follinglo Farm in Story County, Iowa. In the Tjernagels' experience one may read a chronicle of the state, the region, and the nation. Arriving in Iowa in what was still the age of wooden equipment and animal power, the Tjernagels witnessed each successive revolution on the land. They built homes and barns, cultivated the land, and encountered every manner of natural disaster from prairie fires to blizzards. Through all the struggles and setbacks, Peder Gustav Tjernagel's stories sparkle with boyhood pranks and adventures, in which the family dogs frequently play a role.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780877456797
Publisher: University of Iowa Press
Publication date: 06/01/1999
Series: American Land and Life Series
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

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