Timid Woman a Definite Kansas Pioneer

Bellowing, long-horn cattle follow Kansas pioneer home.

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Grandma was a very timid woman, but she was a Kansas pioneer. One day she was out picking wild plums when she found herself almost surrounded by a herd of long-horned range cattle. She somehow managed to escape them and make it to the house. The cattle followed, stamping and bellowing. They stayed around the house all day, rubbing and horning two comers of the front wall until Granddad and Willie finally came home and drove them away

Mrs. Edgar L. Williams
Jennings, Kansas


Back in 1955 a call went out from the editors of the then CAPPER's WEEKLY asking for readers to send in articles on true pioneers. Hundreds of letters came pouring in from early settlers and their children, many now in their 80s and 90s, and from grandchildren of settlers, all with tales to tell. So many articles were received that a decision was made to create a book, and in 1956, the first My Folks title – My Folks Came in a Covered Wagon – hit the shelves. Nine other books have since been published in the My Folks series, all filled to the brim with true tales from CAPPER’s readers, and we are proud to make those stories available to our growing online community.