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Wisconsin My Home
The Story of Thurine Oleson as Told to Her Daughter
Thurine Oleson with Erna Oleson Xan
A Second Edition of this title is also available.
"A careful weaving together of the small authentic threads of every day living that makes the reading of Wisconsin My Home such a rich and unique experience."Ben Logan, Wisconsin Magazine of History
Wisconsin My Home: The Story of Thurine Oleson as Told to Her Daughter is the story of Erna Xan's mother, Thurine Oleson. It is an authentic account of how one Norwegian immigrant famiy met and conquered the problems of Norway and the new world. The story develops from their emigration adventure to the United States and provides a vivid picture of pioneer life in early Wisconsin up to the 1950s.
“[It] reaches back into Norwegian life as well as telling of pioneer days here. It does this with unusual color, warmth, and vividness of detail... the picture of pioneer life here is vividly real. The stories of the farmer, the woodsman, the preacher, the home-makers, are in a way stories of the ancestors of every one of us, immigrants all.... A classic American chronicle.”—New York Times Book Review
Erna Oleson Xan (1898–1990), who grew up in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, is author of Home for Good.
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240 pp. 6 x 9
29 illus.; 4 genealogical tables
Paper $18.95 t
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