On Fertile Ground: Frontier Challenges and Early Settlement 1873-1899
By Larry Lee Kruckenberg
This is author Larry Kruckenberg's third book centering around the area known as Big Bend Country in Mercer County in southwestern North Dakota. This book captures the spirit and resilience of the people who lived there.
These stories cover the challenges of life between the years of 1873 and 1899, in 115 short chapters covering immigrants, Native Americans, train robberies, bad weather, the area's social events, new governments and political leaders.
These stories give today's readers a better understanding of the lives of those who first came to the area to settle the land and how they paved the way for our lives today.
Softcover. 500 pages.