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This reminiscence was written by Bessie Felton Wilson in March 1926. Bessie's family moved to Osage County, Kansas in 1872, where she was born on February 20, 1873. In 1874, the family moved to McPherson County, Ks. Bessie includes some family history but the bulk of the reminiscence details the daily life of a pioneer family. She describes hardships such as prairie fires and rattle snakes. She recounts incidents and special events as well as activities of daily life. Some genealogical information is included. This story was written as part of the efforts of Lilla Day Monroe to collect reminiscences concerning the women's perspective in settling Kansas

Creator: Wilson, Bessie Felton
Date: March 1926

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This account holds many interesting stories and can be used as a whole, or in parts, to discuss and compare the daily lives of Kansas famlies. Enrich the discussion by including photographs of the experiences Bessie mentions.

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Item Number: 211616
Call Number: Lilla Day Monroe Collection of Pioneer Stories #163, Box 16
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 211616

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