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LUCY GOLDTHORPE VANDEBERG
“At time when men were pioneering…
young ladies were consider fragile creatures…
Few braved their family’s concerns..
Against all odds, Lucy Goldthorpe filed for a:
HOMESTEAD IN THE UNSETTLED
TERRITORY OF DAKOTA!
Folks, here is the real life story entitled PETTICOAT PIONEER – written by the subject recalling her life, experiences and honors accorded Lucy Goldthorpe Vandeberg –who looked more like a Dresden china doll that a spunky school teacher and who, alone on the North Dakota prairie, proved up a homestead claim.
There follows the story with text and pictures detailing her experiences including meeting requirements of the Homestead Act of 1862 and the filing of papers and meeting the qualifications to successfully complete the transaction. She also tells of the trials and tribulations of the Dakotas – enduring winters of 40 degrees below and more and of her most exhausting encounter with:
THOUSAND OF GOPHERS!
Please read this. There were many a western story published – the common ones about Cowboys and Indians are listed on Ebay every day but the rarer westerns published by G. C. London Publishing Corporation are highly collectable and like this one are seldom found. Collectors treasure them and their price guide value rises every day. They are hard to find. I hunt them out because really the better, untold and rarer stories were published in the rest.
Here’s one of ‘em.
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Following my retirement, I have dedicated my remaining hours to indexing the Genealogy of our western pioneers. During my research, I discovered that thousands of our kinfolk lay unfound and unrecognized on some book dealer’s shelf gathering dust. Because Old Western History and Memorabilia was printed before computer indexing, I index every item I sell.
This complete index will be bound and included in this offering at no additional cost.
Humbly, I am trying to keep our history alive.
I hope you appreciate the effort.
By Lucy Goldthorpe Vandeberg
ANCESTORS INDEXED HEREIN, CIRCA: 1890’s – 1900’s
ANCESTOR’S LOCATION: IOWA, NORTH DAKOTA
GOLDTHORPE, Bertha, sister of Lucy Goldthorpe Vandeberg *
GOLDTHORPE, Mrs., mother of Lucy Goldthorpe Vanderberg *
GOLDTHORPE, Mr., school teacher, father of Lucy Goldthorpe Vanderberg
HAROLD, nephew of Lucy Goldthorpe Vanderberg *
KALLAK, Anna, homesteader
LELA, cousin of Lucy Goldthorpe Vanderberg *
OLIVE, cousin of Lucy Goldthorpe Vanderberg *
VANDEBERG, Lucy Goldthorpe, Author *
VANDEBERG, Matt J., husband of Lucy Goldthorpe Vandeberg *
Picture 1: Lucy Goldthorpe Vandeberg, school teacher, spinster pioneer. *
Picture 2: Sunday school picnic (1898, Iowa) was fond memory to Lucy as she sat alone in blizzard-isolated cabin in North Dakota. *
Picture 3: The homesteader next door – Matt Vandeberg, who fell in love with Lucy. *
Picture 4: Lucy’s Iowa home; cousins Olive and Lela in buggy, nephew Harold, sister Bertha, and Lucy’s mother. *
Picture 5: Pioneering young ladies visited and helped each other; Lucy at left. *
Picture 6: Lucy, her tarpaper shack and her sled; supply of winter coal piled against base of structure acted as windbreak. *
PLACES AND THINGS PROMINENTLY MENTIONED w * INDICATING PICTURE:
Epping, North Dakota
Goldthorpe home in Iowa *
Gopher Day in Epping, North Dakota
Great American Desert
Great Northern Railroad
Homestead Act of 1862
Literary Society in Epping, North Dakota
Lucy Goldthorpe’s tarpaper shack in North Dakota *
Matt Vandeberg’s slant roof shack in North Dakota *
Mitchell County, Iowa
Ray, North Dakota
Spring Brook, North Dakota
Worth County, Iowa
By Lucy Goldthorpe Vandeberg
MEMORABILIA IS RAPIDLY DISAPPEARING
While others clip ads from magazines, I save history. It’s a shame that our past is being lost. It’s as simple as that.
My wife kids me that after I find a piece I like, buy it, read it, research it, take a picture, scan it, write the blurb, pay the Ebay entry fee and commission, that I end up making about 50 cents an hour. But, OH HOW I LOVE THIS OLD WESTERN HISTORY. What a story, Rare Story!!! Great Pictures. You will love it as it was published in this old complete western magazine of many years ago. The issue is in good condition, the cover is in vibrant color.
As clearly stated in my description, this is featured story in a rarely found and seldom read unusual and complete western magazine. I don't give out name of publication or date because I have caught competitors copying my index and work and trying to sell it as theirs. I hope you understand.
Buyer pays postage of $3.50 First Class Postage to U. S., $4.50 to Canada. Due to outrageous increase in postage, we do not ship Priority Mail. $11.00 Par Avion (Air Mail) for International Mail. Texans must pay 8-¼ % sales tax. Thanks,
A GENEALOGY IMAGESOFHISTORY COPYRIGHTED PRESENTATION
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