THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF A PIONEER by Ulrick Englehart Fries

THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF A PIONEER

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Edited by Emil D. Fries and Grace V. Stearns, this is the story of a Danish-American which details the 75 years of his life in Denmark and the United States. Son of a blind Lutheran minister, he knew poverty in his native country and came here when he was 17 in 1884. He worked first for a farmer in Illinois and then made his way west to the Northwest and Washington. En route, hobo style, he worked at railroad building, with cattle, in the wheat fields, in new activities of all kinds, and finally settled down to homesteading. He knew Indians and Chinamen, murderers, thieves, and had many colorful companions along the trail. His marriage was happy and prolific, his love of the land grew. An immigrant's story of personal adventure, of luck and success, in his adopted country, this has specific regional interest and is most unaffected in its telling.

Pub Date: July 18th, 1949
Publisher: Caxton