My husband's grandfather served in the Iowa Infantry during the Civil War and his experience was no tragedy, except to him. He always complained about walking all over the South and said he knew every foot of ground between Little Rock and Mobile. His company never did come in contact with the enemy, and the only wound he suffered was when he stepped in a kettle of hot soup one night, which a "blankety blank fool" set too far from the fire.
Mrs. Morris Doty
Missouri Valley, Iowa
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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