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FRONTIER & PIONEER LIVING

BOOKLETS AVAILABLE FROM GRAYSON COUNTY FRONTIER VILLAGE

ANSLEY-DAVIS CABIN HISTORY
MICAJAH C, DAVIS (1786 - 1869) : Pilot Knob Community

BRADLEY FAMILY HOME HISTORY
BULLOCK 7 BASS FAMILIES OF GRAYSON COUNTY, TEXAS ( includes a sectionn on the "History of the Bullock/Bass House and its Restoration)
GEORGE S. FITZGERALD FAMILY OF GRAYSON COUNTY
HISTORY OF THE LANKFORD HOUAD 7 LANKFORD FAMILY OF GRAYSON COUNTY, TEXAS
OAK THRESHER COOKSHACK :  REMINDER OF THE PAST
PICTORIAL HISTORY OF THE HENDRICKS FAMILY
PORTABLE JAIL FOR ROAD GANGS : A PIONNER RELIC
PRICE/SHAW CABIN : an example of a pioneer Texas Dogtrot House
THE THOMPSON FAMILY OF GRAYSON COUNTY, TEXAS

NON-FICTION

Bobbie Kalman
  • A One-Room School 
  • Early Artisans
  • Everyday Structures from A to Z
  • Homes/The West
  • In the Barn
  • Pioneer Dictionary
  • Pioneer Life A to Z
  • The General Store
  • The Kitchen
  • The Wagon Train
  • Early Schools
  • Early Settler Storyboo (poetry)

A Pioneer Sampler : the daily life of a pioneer family in 1840 ~ Barbara Greenwood

The Little House Cookbook : Frontier Foods from Laura Ingalls Wilder's Classic Stories ~ Barbara M. Walker

Daily Life in a Covered Wagon ~ Paul Erickson

A Pioneer Sampler : the daily life of a pioneer family in 1840 ~ Barbara Greenwood

FICTION BOOKS
        Grasshopper Summer ~ Ann Turner  (Activities)
         New Town in Texas ~ Siddie Joe Johnson; ill. by Margaret Ayer
              NY: Longmans, Green & Co., c1942
              ebook
          Sarah,  Plain and Tall ~ Sarah MacLaughlan

American Girls series by Janet Beeler Shaw
     Happy Birthday, Kirsten!
     Kirsten and the Chippewa
     Kirsten Leans a Lesson
     Kirsten on the Trail

The Adventures of Big Foot Wallace
: the Texas ranger and hunter ~ John C. Duval

My America : Westward to Home : Joshua's Oregon Trail Diary ~ Patricia Hermes
PICTURE BOOKS

My Great-Aunt Arizona ~ Gloria Mchendon Houston
Zeb! The Cow's on the Roof Again : and other tales of early Texas dwellings ~ Scott Arbuckle
Dandelions ~ Eve Bunting

The Book Woman ~ Heather Henson
Uncle Jed's Barbership ~ Margaree King Mitchell
Araminta's Paint Box ~ Karen Ackerman (Activities)
Nothing Here But Trees ~ Jean Van Leeuwen
Going West ~ Jean Van Leeuwen
Rachel's Journal ~ Marissa Moss
Yonder ~ Tony Johnston
Golly Sisters Go West ~ Betsy Byars
Dakota Dugout ~ Ann Turner
When I Was Young In The Mountain ~ Cynthia Rylant
Wagon Wheels ~ Barbara Brenner
Boss of the Plains ~ Laurie Carlson
Rumpelstiltskin
Sleeping Beauty

"A Little House Book"
      Going to Town, ill. by Renee Graef
      Sugar Snow, ill. by Doris Ettlinger
      Winter on the Farm, ill. by Jody Wheeler & Renee Graef

ONLINE RESOURCES
"Pioneers". ThinkQuest, 30 June 2013
"Early Days - Homesteaders".   30 June 2013
            The General Store
            The General Store Vocabulary
            The Blacksmith
            Feeding the Family and Animals
TEACHER RESOURCES

Pioneer Days : Discover the Past with Fun Projects, Games, Activities and Recipes
~ David C. King
Then and Now ~ Diana Freeman
Silos & Smokestacks : National Heritage Area - Media Center

WEBSITES

"A Day in the Life of a Pioneer", 30 June 2013
"Life in a Log Cabin", 30 June 2013
Homestead History : "Without Peas and Things Put Into It : Food On the Frontier".  30 June 2013
"How Did People Go to the Bathroom in the Past".  Tennesse4me.  15 July 2013

The Life of a Pioneer & the History of Westward Expansion in Early America
      Wagon Trains and Wagon Train Parties
       Covered Wagon and Stagecoaches

"The Pioneer Era".  30 June 2013


PBS Frontier Life


VIDEOS @ YouTube.com

"Antique Farm Equipment"
"Extreme Farming Machinery"
"Old Time Harvest, part 1"
"Farm Technological Progress, 1938 - 1958"
"Tractor Tales  : International 1468" (Mckinney, Texas farmer demonstrates his Farmall tractor)
ACTIVITIES
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Online Activities

Post Activities

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