Author Archives: prairieyesteryear

1852 Winona Settlement Recollections

The Winona Daily News has printed the recollections of preacher Edward Ely on events in 1852 in the very early settlement of Winona, Minnesota: “Week after week passes without anything occurring worthy of note. We were occasionally visited by some … Continue reading

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Yesteryear Books: Mr. Wycherly’s Wards

Mr. Wycherly’s Wards by Lizzie Allen Harker 1912, Fiction Settings:  Rural Scotland, Oxford home life My rating: 4 of 5 stars (I read the Project Gutenberg edition of this book.) This was a charming book, chiefly due to many caring characters … Continue reading

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Free Historical Newspaper Archives

The availability of searchable historic newspapers has exploded in the last several years–and has opened up our knowledge of the personal stories of our ancestors and their families in profound ways.   Some of the things we have learned about our … Continue reading

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Historical Baseball Books (free as eBooks)

Baseball books (non-fiction) from around 100 years ago, available as free eBooks (collected for my nephew): 

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2013 Yesteryear Museum Antique Steam Engine & Tractor Show, Salina, Kansas, October 12

Link here for the official flyer and website for the 2013 Yesteryear Museum Antique Steam Engine & Tractor Show, Salina, Kansas. This year’s show features Ford and Caterpillar. We have been informed that the tractor pull will be at 1 … Continue reading

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