New Kansas homestead wiped clean after grasshopper plague strikes in summer of 1874.
Grasshopper plague in 1874 descended as a black cloud blocking out the sun.
Couple leaves Wisconsin where bears and wolves killed livestock; traveled to South Dakota and endured blizzards.
Ox team and covered wagon days were exciting, says one who lived through them.
Being chased by a panther was among grandmother's pioneer stories.
Among mother's pioneer stories is tale of toddlers lost overnight in a wheat field.
Walking behind covered wagons, children spotted mountain lion.
Bellowing, long-horn cattle follow Kansas pioneer home.
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