Frontier and pioneer life

A Child's Day

By Bobbie Kalman

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How would a boy named John have lived 150 years ago?
John's home does not have a sink or plumbing. Instead, John keeps a pitcher of water and a washbowl in his bedroom for washing his face and hands in the morning.
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Daniel Boone: Beyond the Mountains

By Patricia Calvert

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The famous mountain man Daniel Boone was one of the first American folk heroes. In 1778 Boone blazed the Wilderness Road through the Cumberland Gap and into Kentucky. He served as a militia officer in the Revolutionary War, was captured and adopted by the Shawnee tribe, and served in the Virginia General Assembly. For a time, he and his family lived in Culpeper, Virginia.
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Pioneer Children of Appalachia

By Joan Anderson

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Text and photographs from a living history village in West Virginia recreate the pioneer life of young people in Appalachia in the early nineteenth century.

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Shawnee Captive: The Story of Mary Draper Ingles

By Mary R. Furbee

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In 1755, young mother Mary Draper Ingles was captured by the Shawnee Indians in the Shenandoah Valley. This is the true story of how she survived and escaped to freedom.

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Anne Bailey: Frontier Scout

By Mary R. Furbee

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During the Revolutionary War, scouts tracked enemy movements and carried messages to troops moving through the frontier. Most scouts were men, but occasionally women filled the role, doing their part in the fight for American independence. This is the exciting and true story of one such woman, Anne Bailey, who risked her life in the American Revolution.

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Rachel's Journal: the Story of a Pioneer Girl

By Marissa Moss

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In her journal, Rachel chronicles her family's adventures traveling by covered wagon on the Oregon Trail in 1850.
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Our Only May Amelia

By Jennifer L. Holm

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As the only girl in a Finnish American family of seven brothers, May Amelia Jackson resents being expected to act like a lady while growing up in Washington state in 1899. J Fic Hol
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Charlotte's Rose

By Ann Edwards Canon

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As a twelve-year-old Welsh immigrant carries a motherless baby along the Mormon Trail in 1856, she comes to love the baby as her own and fear the day the baby's father will reclaim her. J Fic Can
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Caddie Woodlawn

By Carol Ryrie Brink

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The adventures of an eleven-year-old tomboy growing up on the Wisconsin frontier in the mid-nineteenth century. J Fic Bri
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