Minnesota Pioneer Women 1840-1860: Stories of Our Members' Ancestors
The Minnesota frontier was transformed in the 1840s, from the fur trade to lumber, and in the 1850s, from lumber to farming. Its vast forests and prairies were settled by those arriving by wagon and steamboat--the pioneers. Of the many pioneer women in Minnesota in the years 1840-1860, the forty-four portrayed in this book are ancestors of members of the Lake Minnetonka Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution. As a companion to the chapter's restoration of the 1929 DAR monument "Honoring Minnesota Pioneer Women 1840-1860" at the Sibley House in Mendota, Minnesota, this book affords the opportunity to paint a picture of the hardships, courage and adventurous spirit of these pioneer women, so that their stories live on.
Author: National Society Daughters of the American Revolution Lake Minnetonka Chapter
Publisher: not available
Published: September 1, 2020