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June 12, 2019
From the Ipswich Tribune Thursday, May 30, 1935 edition
LIFE IN SHANTY ON CLAIM
STORY OF PIONEER LADY
All the water we had to use until some time in June was what we dipped up out of sloughs and low places and as soon as the days began to get warm it was necessary to strain and boil all the water we used. I remember a bad storm we had that spring, I think it was the last days of April and the first day of May. The storm came on in the afternoon a sort of misty rain which turned to snow toward night. That evening three teams and five men drove up and asked for shelter for themselv...