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A Pioneer Story: Pioneer Days. Part 8, Laura Returns to Ohio

  By the time Laura and her children set out to return to Ohio for an extended stay there were three children (Willie, Nettie, and Henry).  Henry, the youngest, had been born in Golden and was 19 months old when

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A Pioneer Story: Pioneer Days, Part 4, Heading West

As Laura wrote, J.W. Booth wanted to investigate for himself the rumors of gold in the Rockies.  He presented the argument that “a trip over the plains would be beneficial to his health and result a permanent cure for the

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A Pioneer Story: Pioneer Days, Part 3, Life in Iowa

Having made it through their first winter in Iowa, J.W. and Laura were ready to take up the spring work of clearing some land for a garden and then more land to be planted in grain in the fall.  They

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