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Homesteading: A Montana Family Album

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Publisher Comments:

Homesteading chronicles the Wollaston family's attempt to carve a successful homestead out of the harsh plains around Ismay, Montana, in the period from 1910 to the late 1920's. Beginning with their move west from the Dakotas, the book continues through World War I and the onset of Prohibition to the poignant first signs of the town's demise in the early Depression years. From the workaday details of life - the construction of a house, trapping and hunting, courtships and funerals, saloons and banks, local cowboys and ranchers - to the increasingly tangible signs of the outside world - county extension agents, new roads, the sinking of the Titanic, World War I - Homesteading is a rich and detailed look at the forces that influenced the growing towns of the American West. (6 1/4 X 9 1/4, 156 pages, b&w photos)

Book News Annotation:

In 1973 Wallaston (1904-83) set out his account of his family's attempts to homestead in the harsh plains around Ismay, Montana from 1910 to the 1920s. He begins with the move from the Dakotas, and proceeds through World War I and the beginning of Prohibition to the town's early signs of demise as the Great Depression settled. Includes a few photographs. No index or bibliography.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN:
9781558216020
Foreword:
Raban, Jonathan
Author:
Raban, Jonathan
Author:
Wollaston, Percy
Author:
Raban, Jonathan
Publisher:
Lyons Press
Location:
New York :
Subject:
United States - 20th Century
Subject:
Frontier and pioneer life
Subject:
United States - State & Local
Subject:
Pioneers
Subject:
United States - Midwest - General
Subject:
United States - 20th Century (1900-1945)
Subject:
Ismay (Mont.) Social life and customs.
Subject:
Ismay
Subject:
General
Edition Number:
First edition
Edition Description:
First
Series Volume:
pt. 2
Publication Date:
19970901
Binding:
Hardback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
bandw photographs
Pages:
156
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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