Farm and Home

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Grasshopper Plague Hits Weeks After Settler Arrives

CAPPER's Staff

New Kansas homestead wiped clean after grasshopper plague strikes in summer of 1874.

Grasshopper Plague Destroys Corn Crop

CAPPER's Staff

Grasshopper plague in 1874 descended as a black cloud blocking out the sun.

Bears and Wolves Killed Livestock in Wild Wisconsin

CAPPER;'s Staff

Couple leaves Wisconsin where bears and wolves killed livestock; traveled to South Dakota and endured blizzards.

Woman Remembers Exciting Covered Wagon Days

CAPPER's Staff

Ox team and covered wagon days were exciting, says one who lived through them.


Grandmother's Pioneer Stories Kept Children Spellbound

CAPPER's Staff

Being chased by a panther was among grandmother's pioneer stories.

Pioneer Stories: Toddlers Lost in Wheat Field

CAPPER's Staff

Among mother's pioneer stories is tale of toddlers lost overnight in a wheat field.

Children Walked Behind Covered Wagons

CAPPER's Staff

Walking behind covered wagons, children spotted mountain lion.

Timid Woman a Definite Kansas Pioneer

CAPPER's Staff

Bellowing, long-horn cattle follow Kansas pioneer home.

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