Old Rail Fence Corners


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Old Rail Fence Corners is an historical treasure trove containing the stories of the first significant waves of European-American settlers in the now state of Minnesota (United States of America). This book has direct accounts of mid-19th century lives and experiences on the frontier, recounted by the frontiersmen and women when many of them were in their mid-90s. A group of volunteer women -- the Book Committee -- sought to record these recollections before they were lost with the passing of these remarkable adventurers. Experience a wild, dangerous Minnesota full of mosquitoes, threatening wildlife, difficult roads, dirt floors, food scarcity, and Native American neighbors. Interactions with Native Americans are a major theme throughout the book; settlers relate their experiences in the 1862 U.S.-Dakota War, their outsider accounts of interactions between Minnesota's Native American tribes, and the settlers' impressions of the Native American inhabitants with whom they share the land, which range from outright fear to acceptance to friendship and respect. Listen to the amazing stories of the Minnesota settlers as they come back to life through the voices of our talented readers! These are the stories of Minnesota's adventurous, resourceful, and brave pioneers that you won't soon forget. - Summary by Jill Engle (11 hr 40 min)

Chapters

Explanatory; The Book Committee; The Reason 7:24 Read by Jill Engle
Mr. Eli Pettijohn 14:38 Read by Phil Schempf
Mrs. Missouri Rose Pratt 11:37 Read by Denise Nordell
Mrs. Gideon Pond; Captain Stephen Hanks 11:20 Read by Lynne T
Mr. Caleb Dorr; Mrs. Mahlon Black 7:42 Read by Phil Schempf
Mr. James McMullen 11:51 Read by Phil Schempf
Mrs. James McMullen; Dr. Lysander P. Foster; Mrs. Silas Farnham 8:46 Read by Phil Schempf
General William G. Le Duc 13:54 Read by Phil Schempf
Mr. Reuben Robinson; Mrs. Samuel B. Dresser; Mrs. Rufus Farnham; Captain John V… 10:54 Read by Phil Schempf
Mrs. James Pratt 9:42 Read by Lucretia B.
Mrs. Mary Harrison 6:25 Read by Denise Nordell
Mr. William W. Ellison 8:13 Read by Phil Schempf
Mr. D. E. Dow; Mrs. Elizabeth Clifford; Mrs. Richard Chute 10:41 Read by ReadAllDay
Mr. Charles Bohanon; Mr. Austin W. Farnsworth 9:38 Read by Phil Schempf
Mr. Elijah Nutting; Mr. Charles Rye; Mr. James M. Gillespie; Miss Nancy Gillesp… 9:29 Read by Phil Schempf
Mrs. Mary Weeks; Mrs. E. A. Merrill; Mrs. Martha Thorne 10:04 Read by Lynne T
Mrs. Nancy Lowell; Mrs. William Dow 8:02 Read by Jill Engle
Mrs. William J. White 9:02 Read by Andrea Kotzer
Mrs. Paulina Starkloff; Mrs. Anna E. Balser; Mrs. Mary E. Dowling; Mrs. Robert … 11:51 Read by Andrea Kotzer
Mrs. Wilder; Mr. Warren Wakefield 9:26 Read by Greg Giordano
Mrs. Leroy Sampson; Mrs. Anna Simmons Apgar; Mrs. Newman Woods; Mr. Chester L. … 8:49 Read by ReadAllDay
Miss Florinda Hopkins; Mrs. J. W. Ladd; Mrs. C. H. Pettit; Mrs. Anna Hennes Hus… 10:46 Read by Greg Giordano
Mr. Stephen Rochette; Mrs. Stephen Rochette; Mrs. James A. Winter; Mrs. George … 10:25 Read by Greg Giordano
Mr. Theodore Curtis; Mrs. Charles M. Godley; Mr. Frank Slocum 11:32 Read by Lynne T
Mrs. T. B. Walker; Mrs. Virginia Jones; Mrs. Georgiana M. Way 8:29 Read by Greg Giordano
Mrs. Duncan Kennedy 7:46 Read by Greg Giordano
Major S. A. Buell 11:02 Read by Greg Giordano
Mrs. Jane Sutherland; Mrs. Mary Robinson 8:54 Read by Andrea Kotzer
Mrs. Margaret A. Snyder; Mrs. Helen Horton; Mrs. Mary Staring Smith 10:22 Read by Andrea Kotzer
Mrs. Mary Massolt; Mrs. Anna Todd; Mr. Edwin Clarke; Captain Isaac Moulton 11:05 Read by Greg Giordano
Mr. George A. Brackett; Mrs. C. A. Smith; Major C. B. Heffelfinger; Mrs. Martha… 10:51 Read by Lynne T
Mrs. Margaret Hern 15:27 Read by Denise Nordell
Mrs. Mary Ingenhutt; Captain L. L. McCormack; Mr. Charles M. Loring; Dr. Stewart 10:47 Read by Lynne T
Mrs. J. M. Paine; Miss Minnesota Neill; Mr. L. L. Lapham 7:06 Read by Natalya
Mrs. Margaret Rathbun Funk 7:08 Read by ReadAllDay
Mrs. Mary Pitcher 6:13 Read by Kimberly Krause
Mrs. J. R. Beatty; Mrs. A. M. Pfeffer 10:29 Read by Careyanne04
Mr. I. A. Pelton; Mr. John A. Jones 9:12 Read by Phil Schempf
Mrs. Clark Keysor; Judge Lorin Cray 7:45 Read by Greg Giordano
Captain Clark Keysor 7:33 Read by Greg Giordano
Miss Carrie Stratton; Mr. Irving A. Dunsmoor 9:58 Read by Greg Giordano
Mrs. Mary Pribble; Mrs. Edmund Kimball 8:58 Read by Natalya
Mr. Frank G. O'Brien; Mr. Michael Teeter 13:57 Read by Paul Simonin
Mrs. W. L. Niemann 8:21 Read by Greg Giordano
Ex-Governor Samuel R. Van Sant 6:20 Read by Greg Giordano
Mrs. Delilah Maxwell 9:30 Read by ReadAllDay
Mr. B. F. Shaver 10:52 Read by Phil Schempf
Colonel A. P. Connolly 10:03 Read by Doug Sheppard
Colonel Levi Longfellow 12:23 Read by Greg Giordano
Mrs. Helen Godfrey Berry 15:17 Read by ReadAllDay
Abner Crossman Godfrey; Major Benjamin Randall; Miss Sara Faribault 10:39 Read by Greg Giordano
Mary Sherrard Phillips 8:15 Read by Greg Giordano
Mr. H. L. Buck; Mrs. Harriet Gleason; Mrs. Bradey 7:17 Read by Greg Giordano
Mr. Oliver K. Jones 8:58 Read by Marty
Mrs. Arabella Merrit 13:10 Read by Andrea Kotzer
Mrs. Gideon Pond 18:36 Read by TriciaG
Mrs. E. R. Pond; Mrs. John Brown 8:48 Read by Greg Giordano
Marion L. Dibble; Mr. M. G. Cobb 4:33 Read by Greg Giordano
Mr. M. R. Van Schaick; Mrs. Conrad Magnus; Mrs. Orin Pike 6:08 Read by Greg Giordano
Judge Lorin Cray 14:26 Read by Doug Sheppard
Mrs. Mary E. Partridge 6:25 Read by Greg Giordano
Judge Loren W. Collins 16:55 Read by SteveToner
Mr. Elijah G. Nutting; Mr. J. Warren Richardson; Mrs. Henry C. Prescott 11:12 Read by Jill Engle
Judge Thomas S. Buckham; Mrs. Rodney A. Mott; Mrs. Kate Davis Batchelder; Mrs. … 10:38 Read by Jill Engle
Mr. C. H. Watson; Mrs. Augusta Prehn Bierman; Mrs. Ann Alexander; Mr. J. W. Huc… 9:46 Read by Phil Schempf
Mr. Alvin M. Olin; Mrs. Pauline Hagen; Mrs. Catherine Meade 7:12 Read by Greg Giordano
Mr. Glass; Mr. John W. Goulding; Mrs. Colbrath 8:48 Read by Phil Schempf
Mrs. Mary B. Aiton; Dr. A. C. Daniels; Mr. Z. S. Gault; Mr. J. C. Bryant; Mrs. … 11:03 Read by Phil Schempf
Mrs. Frederick Penny; Mr. James Clark 9:46 Read by Phil Schempf
Mrs. Nettleton; Mrs. W. S. Woodbridge; Mrs. Martin Jay Clum; Mr. August Larpent… 9:27 Read by Phil Schempf