homesteading

“Beautiful enough to cause the Angels to stop in mid-flight.”

That’s a quote from this film about homesteading.

These are my people.  This is where my family came from.

It’s funny to listen to this…all the cadences of the voices…the comments and the way some of these people reminisce…it’s all familiar.

The beginning quote was from some promotional information that was used to get Scandinavian settlers to come over to America to homestead in the Dakotas.

I think that the authors of these pamphlets were pretty good salesmen…the reality of life in the New World was pretty different than what was described.

This film is kind of long at about an hour, but there are some amazing stories about the early days of the homesteading movement…so I think it’s worth watching.

 


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