Monday, July 12, 2010

No. 1 Hard

by Oliver Dalrymple, Bonanza Farmer

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NO. 1 HARD; Oliver Dalrymple: The Story of a Bonanza Farmer, in a very brief account, tells the story of one of the chief Bonanza Farm managers in the Fargo area in the mid to late 1800s and on into the 1900s.  The story is pieced together from memories of three generations of Dalrymples.  It is told as though to the younger generations. 

The story begins with the Dalrymples farming near Amherst MA, shortly after the Revolutionary War.  It traces their progress west by way of Sugar Grove, PA ; Cottage Grove, MN; and finally Casselton, ND.

The just over fifty page book is full of colorful pictures of westward expansion, innovation, risks, and hard work.  It was a pleasure to read.

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