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When Mother Read Aloud: The Life Story of Almyra King Holsclaw

When Mother Read Aloud: The Life Story of Almyra King Holsclaw

There is a rich history to the state of Indiana. People from all walks of life have made the Hoosier state their home, and each one has a special story to tell. This book is just one of them. These words were part of an oral history told by a woman named Almyra King Holsclaw. Almyra was born in Jennings County, Indiana in 1842, and she lived her entire life there. And then, in her old age, sometime around 1930, she sat down with her daughter and recalled her memories aloud, spinning a beautiful picture of what her life was like growing up in pioneer Indiana.

This is her story.

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