My Wonderful Days On An Iowa Farm by Alta Fleak

I will forever be grateful for the people (mostly women) in my family who took the time to write a little bit about their lives.  These writings are irreplaceable.  Their experiences.  In their own words.  You can’t find this information in census records. How else would I know that great grandma …

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Life on a North Dakota Sheep Ranch by Nellie Fleak

This article was written by my great-grandma at age 15 and appeared in The Guthrian on October 14, 1915.  Nelle, whom I happen to be named after,  was born in Guthrie County.  Her family raised sheep, and migrated out west to places like Idaho, Colorado, and North Dakota to graze them.  When …

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