Book/Printed Material Minnesota pioneer sketches, from the personal recollections and observations of a pioneer resident.

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Minnesota pioneer sketches, from the personal recollections and observations of a pioneer resident.
Summary
At the age of twelve, Frank G. O'Brien (1843-1920) moved from Maine to Minnesota with his father and siblings, settling in Anoka County in 1855. After a difficult winter, the family moved to St. Anthony's Falls where O'Brien spent his adolescence combining a variety of manual and entrepreneurial jobs with education. Minnesota Pioneer Sketches is a collection of newspaper feature articles written by O'Brien that are here published in book form. The articles describe his own youth as well as notable events during the second half of the nineteenth century in Minnesota. He discusses farming, transportation, the U.S. mail, politics, Indians, the Civil War, religious practices, lumber camps, education, and other topics associated with pioneer life and the growth of the state.
Contributor Names
O'Brien, Frank G. (Frank George), 1843-1920.
Created / Published
Minneapolis, Minn., H.H.S. Rowell, Publisher : The Housekeeper Press, 1904.
Subject Headings
-  Minnesota--History
-  Pioneers--Minnesota
Notes
-  Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site.
Medium
372 p. incl. front. plates, ports. 25 cm.
Call Number/Physical Location
F606 .O13
Digital Id
http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.gdc/lhbum.01848
Library of Congress Control Number
05001848
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At the age of twelve, Frank G. O'Brien (1843-1920) moved from Maine to Minnesota with his father and siblings, settling in Anoka County in 1855. After a difficult winter, the family moved to St. Anthony's Falls where O'Brien spent his adolescence combining a variety of manual and entrepreneurial jobs with education. Minnesota Pioneer Sketches is a collection of newspaper feature articles written by O'Brien that are here published in book form. The articles describe his own youth as well as notable events during the second half of the nineteenth century in Minnesota. He discusses farming, transportation, the U.S. mail, politics, Indians, the Civil War, religious practices, lumber camps, education, and other topics associated with pioneer life and the growth of the state.
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Chicago citation style:

O'Brien, Frank G. Minnesota Pioneer Sketches, from the Personal Recollections and Observations of a Pioneer Resident. Minneapolis, Minn., H.H.S. Rowell, Publisher: The Housekeeper Press, 1904. Pdf. https://www.loc.gov/item/05001848/.

APA citation style:

O'Brien, F. G. (1904) Minnesota Pioneer Sketches, from the Personal Recollections and Observations of a Pioneer Resident. Minneapolis, Minn., H.H.S. Rowell, Publisher: The Housekeeper Press. [Pdf] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/05001848/.

MLA citation style:

O'Brien, Frank G. Minnesota Pioneer Sketches, from the Personal Recollections and Observations of a Pioneer Resident. Minneapolis, Minn., H.H.S. Rowell, Publisher: The Housekeeper Press, 1904. Pdf. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/05001848/>.