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June 5, 2019
From the Ipswich Tribune Thursday, May 30, 1935 edition
LIFE IN SHANTY ON CLAIM STORY OF PIONEER LADY
Mrs. L. L. Caborn tells of Prairie Fires, Bad Blizzards and Frugal Early Life.
I was certainly a very young and inexperienced woman when I left my home in southeastern Iowa the latter part of March 1883, to come to Dakota Territory. My husband had come on ahead with our household goods, three horses, two cows and a few other things that we thought might be convenient in a new country, enough to fill one emigrant car. Aberdeen was our destination and I arrived there on Friday. I th...