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Giard's First Hundred Years

by Melvin Beimfohr

Originally published in Froelich, Iowa by Melvin Beimfohr in 1971. This book is a history of the village and people of Giard, Iowa, a rest stop and watering hole for pioneers and farmers on their way to McGregor, Iowa and the Mississippi River, where they would ship produce or board a steamboat or train.

Second printing in 2004 includes new typeface, corrections, and forward by Willa Helwig. Laminated paper cover; printed on recycled paper. 77 pp, 26 photographs.

ISBN 0-9727428-3-2

Library of Congress Control Number--2004100967

$10.00---includes shipping and handling

 

 

 

EASTMAN CEMETERY

by Ronald Harris

Resting place of the infamous "Virgin Em" (Emma Eastman) and three of her nine husbands. Includes a description of the restoration of the cemetery in 2003 and a list of interments, including the following surnames: Adney, Boyle, Cameron, Cornish, Cruver, Eastman, Fitch, Klotzbach, Regal, Stence, Van Sickle, Wilson, and Wisemiller. Includes historic and modern photographs as well as a thumbnail biography of Emma Eastman.

$12.00 + $3.00 shipping and handling COLOR--51 pages New Printing with clear, laminated cover.

For more information go to    Eastman Cemetery

FROELICH, IOWA, Birthplace of the First Gasoline Tractor

by Marian Beimfohr, edited by Ron Harris

This is a new edition of Beimfohr's book, containing many additional photographs and including the recollections of Colonel Froelich regarding his father, John Froelich's, invention and testing of the tractor in 1892 in the wheat fields of South Dakota. Included are photographs of John Froelich and crew threshing wheat, first with a steam tractor, and later with the new Froelich tractor powered by the 16hp Van Duzen vertical engine. The first advertising brochure is also reprinted that was Froelich's effort to market his tractor, the Waterloo Gasoline Traction Engine.

Sales of this book go to support the Froelich Foundation and the Froelich Museum in Froelich, Iowa.

ISBN: 9780979652387

Library of Congress Control Number--2010927581

187 pages, over 200 illustrations

Visit the Foundation website

http://froelichtractor.com/

$20.00 + $5.00 shipping and handling--add $2.00 for each additional book

SOMEDAY I SHALL SING AGAIN
THE COLLECTED POEMS
 E. LESLIE SPAULDING


Edited by Ronald Harris

First Edition. On the 75th anniversary of the death of E. Leslie Spaulding, this collection pulls together from disparate sources over 550 of his poems.  Spaulding's untimely death in a fire in 1939 cut short his career as poet and lawyer.  Nature, the sea, world travel, unfulfilled love, family, the Mississippi River, small town life, and the transcience  of  life are all  subjects of his verse.

ISBN: 978-0-9960209-0-9

Library of Congress Control Number--2014937769

Laminated soft cover, 276 pages--choose spiral binding or perfect bound format

$25 - includes shipping via book rate.  Add $5.00 for First Class postage


COMING IN 2017-18

THE HISTORY OF GIARD TOWNSHIP
by

Marian and Melvin Beimfohr; Ron Harris, Editor

WITH GOOD GRIT: THE STORY OF EMMA EASTMAN ("VIRGIN EM") by Ron Harris

Contact us at:

harris@wctc.net

 

 

 

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