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Frontier Problems

The men and women who settled the frontier faced many hardships.

Women on the frontier sometimes worked side by side with men in the hard farm work. Women often helped with the harvest and on the frontier they would know how to drive a team of horses.

In addition, women made clothing, sewed quilts, cooked the food for the family and tended large gardens.

John and Sarah Kenyon settled in eastern Iowa in 1856. They wrote many letters to their relatives back in Rhode Island. They told about what it was like to farm in the new state of Iowa.

One of their letters described a problem that many pioneer farmers feared - Prairie Fires!.

Read more about prairie fires.


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