Westward We Came

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2008-03-31
  • Publisher: Purdue Univ Pr
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West We Cameis a memoir of Harold B. Kildahl, Sr. and his family pulling up roots in Norway and immigrating to the United States in 1866. It is a vivid description of their travels and settlement in southern Minnesota.Westward We Cameis an authentic depiction of difficult pioneer life-true Americana, including the hardships as well as the joys of that time and place.

Author Biography

Erling E. Kildahl is the youngest and only surviving child of the author. He fell in love with the theater as a child and later enrolled in the Pasadena Playhouse School of Theater. Awarded a masters degree in 1946 he directed for two years before coming to Purdue University as an Instructor and Director, and later as professor.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. VII
Prefacep. IX
Introductionp. 1
In Transitp. 7
Irrevocable decisionp. 9
Transatlantic passagep. 11
Redwing or bustp. 15
Minnesotap. 19
Goodhue Countyp. 21
Destinationp. 21
Dugout Homes and Rattlesnakesp. 25
New Home, New Friends, New Lifep. 29
My Unforgettable Christmasp. 35
Great Events of 1872p. 39
Two Gifted Teachersp. 43
Farewell to the Valleyp. 47
Northfieldp. 48
New Family in Townp. 51
The Famous Northfield Bank Raidp. 55
Manitou Heights and Family Depthsp. 61
Confirmation and Travel Plansp. 67
Grand Forks Interludep. 71
Marshall Countyp. 77
Farming, Friends, and Firep. 77
The Red River: Floods and Bridgesp. 81
Dakota Territoryp. 85
Stop, Start, and Trails Westp. 87
Bartlett, Devils Lake, and Mr. Church's Ferryp. 91
New Land, New Problems, and a New Homep. 97
The Island: Fuel, Saplings, and Fearp. 103
Buffalo Bones and Claim Jumpersp. 107
Family United and Farm Completedp. 113
Land Laws, Land Filing, and Land Feverp. 119
The Lighter Side of Life on the Plainsp. 125
A Foe and A Friendp. 131
Kildahl P.O., Brides, and a Babyp. 135
Ambition Rekindled, Dreams Fulfilledp. 139
Minnesota Againp. 145
Northfieldp. 147
Back to Schoolp. 147
Glimpses of Student Lifep. 151
My College Yearsp. 159
Minneapolisp. 163
Seminary, Engagement, and Callp. 163
Ordination, Marriage, and Ever Afterp. 173
Afterwordp. 179
Notesp. 187
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