Laura Ingalls Wilder's classic novel The Long Winter tells the riveting story of the winter of 1880-81. She wrote of three day blizzards, forty ton trains stuck in the snow, houses buried in snowdrifts and a town that nearly starved.Was Laura's story just fiction, or was that one winter stranger than fiction? Was that winter really that bad, or was it just a typical old tiLaura Ingalls Wilder's classic novel The Long Winter tells the riveting story of the winter of 1880-81. She wrote of three day blizzards, forty ton trains stuck in the snow, houses buried in snowdrifts and a town that nearly starved.Was Laura's story just fiction, or was that one winter stranger than fiction? Was that winter really that bad, or was it just a typical old time winter stretched a bit to make a good tale?Author Dan L. White examines the reality of the long, hard winter. White uses contemporary newspaper articles, autobiographies and historical accounts of those who lived through that time to weave a fascinating story of the incredible winter of 1880-81....
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the long hard winter of 1880 81 what was it really like Reviews
The Long, Hard Winter, I downloaded this book because of my obsession with Laura Ingalls Wilder and South Dakota history, two of my favorite topics to read about. This book goes into documented details of the winter of 1880-81 in the Midwestern United States as well as Canada and beyond. It also tells the horrific stories of the spring of 1881 and the massive flooding that swept away homes, belongings, and livestock and even took several human lives. Many of the stories are reflected on text from The Long Winter by Laura Ingalls Wilder and the area of what is now South Eastern South Dakota. My own Great Great Grandparents settled on a homestead about 70 miles from the Ingalls homestead in the summer of 1881. I know that the homestead was originally settled by another family and that my family purchased it from them as they didn’t want to continue living there. My heart breaks to think of that family’s struggles during that long hard winter.
The Long Winter has always been my favorite of the Little House Series because of its darker, more dramatic tone. I have long wondered how true Laura's memories of the events of this winter were. Dan White's book answered pretty much all my questions. The writing was a little dry but still interesting if you have read The Little House series.
I'm fascinated by all of the Little House books, and The Long Winter is one of my favorites. The author goes more in depth in this book about the terrible, true stories of the winter of 1880-81 - the one that Laura ends up writing about. Very informative book!
Reading Laura Ingalls Wilder's Long Hard Winter as a kid, I always wondered if it really was that bad. I don't have to wonder anymore. The author pulled newspaper accounts, diary entries, telegraphs, and more to prove it was as bad. He provides excerpts from all of these in this book allowing you to read all the personal accounts of that long ago winter. It's a fascinating look back to a major weather event.
A good readLots of information concerning the reality of the long winter. Spans the globe to expose the actuality of that time.