By Peter M. Leschak
Read or Download Letters from Side Lake: A Chronicle of Life in the North Woods PDF
Best state & local books
Often called the Hermit state, Korea used to be the final East Asian kingdom to open its doorways to the West. a few 7,200 Koreans migrated to Hawai‘i looking for wealth and fortune—the first of their country’s background to stay within the Western international. so much of them, even though, came upon in basic terms worry whereas operating as sugar plantation workers.
Elected for two-year phrases, frontier sheriffs have been the critical peace-keepers in counties that have been frequently higher than New England states. As officials of the courtroom, they defended settlers and guarded their estate from the ubiquitous violence at the frontier. Their tasks ranged from monitoring down stagecoach robbers and serving court docket warrants to locking up drunks and quelling family disputes.
Compliment for H. Paul JeffersDiamond Jim Brady: Prince of the Gilded Age"One of the main interesting ancient company narratives in fresh reminiscence. the tale of this image of America's Gilded Age is stuffed with such gusto and vigour that even hardcore enterprise readers might be swept away. "-Publishers Weekly"Superb old biography of 1 of the extra colourful characters in American background .
The 10 unique essays commissioned for this publication concentrate on historic topics within the post-World conflict II American West. The past due Gerald Nash, in whose honor the essays have been written, made significant contributions to the learn of recent American and western American heritage, and his influence on these fields is verified in those essays by way of a number of generations of his scholars and associates.
- A Society to Match the Scenery: Personal Visions of the Future of the American West
- Fearless Scouts. True Tales of the Wild West
- The Johnstown Flood
- Seeing the Raven: A Narrative of Renewal
- Explorers, traders, and slavers: forging the old Spanish Trail, 1678-1850
Extra resources for Letters from Side Lake: A Chronicle of Life in the North Woods
Or care to. But there's another way to see the ice, a different means for measuring its power. And on "our" lake I've experienced that as well. It was another November, another lustrous sheet of ice, and I gratefully dusted off my skates for the season. But in a few minutes, disaster. I instantly knew I was seriously hurt. Sometimes the shock and swiftness of an injury can disguise its severity, but not this time. There was shock and it happened fast, but I knew my left arm was useless. I was trying to make it work and it wouldn't.
In a few minutes I heard a muffled underground crack—the taproot was fractured, the stump had given up. I quickly withdrew the bar, and holding it horizontal to the ground, forced it beneath the stump, past the tortured taproot and out the other side. Bending my knees and taking several deep breaths, I jerked up on the bar as hard as I could, thrusting for the sky. With a sharp snapping-shredding sound, the stump heaved up out of the ground and rolled over on its side. Jubilant, I seized the mutilated taproot and halfdragged, half-carried the silent stump over to the brush pile.
While Andy and Gene were preparing to enter the building, the rest of us laid out over a thousand feet of hose and hauled two portable pumps onto the frozen lake. Without fire hydrants, and with trucks able to hold only a token two thousand gallons, we must rely upon lakes and rivers for the bulk of our water. " The ice was about eighteen inches thick, and the instant the drill punched through and dark water broke to the surface, suction lines were shoved into the holes and the pumps started heaving.