Homesteading; Two Prairie Seasons

Paperback | January 8, 2012

byEdward West

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1918. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER II LOCATING A HOMESTEAD The clang! clang! clang! of the locomotive bell, which we had so often heard during the last few days, warned us that once more we were pulling into a station, and as it must be our destination, we seized our hand-baggage and were soon making our way with other travellers, through mud ankle-deep, towards a building that looked like an enormous box turned upside down, with rows of little square holes cut out to receive the windows. The town of B , having a Land Office and being a divisional point on the railroad, has at least one hostelry superior to those common to the general run of prairie towns; this, however, being frequented by the real estate speculators, drummers, as the commercial travellers are called, and that financial element which pervades a prairie town on "the boom," and we being only poor settlers, it became us to put up at a humbler white box, typical of the ordinary hotel. On entering, we found ourselves in a large room, on one side of which was a desk or counter, where the clerk was registering our fellow-travellers, and while waiting our turn, we noticed the counter was continued on the other side of a partition, where it forms the counter of the bar. On our side of the partition, in the centre of the room, stood a large stove, around which were seated two or three men in blue jean or brown canvas overalls; others were seated along the side of the room in similar dress. They sat with their felt hats on and their legs stretched out; one or two were bearded, but the rest were cleanshaven, and the faces of all were bronzed with exposure to the sun and wind. The clerk told us he was so full he could only give us a bed in a room with several others, an apartment such as is known colloquially as "the ram pas...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1918. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER II LOCATING A HOMESTEAD The clang! clang! clang! of the locomotive bell, which we had so often heard during the last...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:60 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.12 inPublished:January 8, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217931510

ISBN - 13:9780217931519

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