Humor and Nostalgia

Take a walk down memory lane with stories about the past. Enjoy stories about the american dream, the great depression, one-room schools, outhouses, and much more.

Grandfather’s Homesick Sister Brings Him Come to Land of Opportunity

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Family connections, grandfather’s farming skills help him make his way to Kansas in the land of opportunity.


Land of Opportunity: Grandparents Emigrated, Relatives Remain in Germany

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Grandparents’ relatives did not come to land of opportunity as couple emigrated.


Bavarian Family Returns to the Land of Opportunity

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After hardships of the Second World War, Bavarian family leaves homeland to return to the United States.


Hardships Endured by Ancestors in Land of Opportunity

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Descendents reap benefits after ancestors emigrated before The Civil War and endured hardships in the new land of opportunity.


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Land of Opportunity: Grandparents Emigrated From Germany

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Settling in the land of opportunity’s Midwest, grandparents farmed in Iowa and survived the Great Depression.


Grandparents Sell Possessions to Travel to Land of Opportunity

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Their eldest son was already established in land of opportunity, and the rest of the family sold all their possessions to join him.


Land of Opportunity: Emigrant Left Germany to Farm

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Passage for emigrant was paid for in exchange for farm labor; man worked hard to become American.


Man a Stowaway on Trip to Land of Opportunity

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After arriving in land of opportunity, stowaway travels through city after the devastation of the Chicago Fire.