Wolves Drove Family Back to Kansas Homestead

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By Capper's Staff | Aug 5, 2011

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

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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