Wolves Drove Family Back to Kansas Homestead

Settlers stay on course toward Kansas homestead as wolves nipped at horses and wagon.


| Good Old Days



My parents had a Kansas homestead back in 1884. One night they were going home from a neighbor's house when fierce wolves followed along beside the wagon, snapping their teeth at the horses and wagon. They kept it up until the folks were nearly home. My sister was a small baby in Mother's arms. If the harness had broken, it might have been fatal to some of my family.

Flora Rorabaugh
Norcatur, 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. 





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