Timid Woman a Definite Kansas Pioneer

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By Capper's Staff | Aug 5, 2011

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

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
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.

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