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Horse-Drawn Days: A Century of Farming with Horses - Book

 

In Horse-Drawn Days: A Century of Farming with Horses, author Jerry Apps tells the stories of rural life at a time when a team of horses was a vital part of the farm family. Horse-Drawn Days pairs lively historic narrative with reminiscences about Jerry's boyhood on the family farm in Wisconsin, offering a vivid picture of a bygone time. Featuring fascinating historic photos, ads, and posters, plus contemporary color photos of working horses today, Horse-Drawn Days: A Century of Farming with Horses, by master storyteller Jerry Apps, evokes the majesty of these animals and illuminates the horse's role in our country's early history and our rural heritage. A precious historical read for those who value rural culture, country living and the gentle giants who partnered with us. From the Wisconsin Historical Society Press. Paperback, 240 pages, 8 in. x 9 in., 140 b/w and color photos and illustrations.

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By: Jerry Apps
240 pages
140 b/w and color photos and illustrations
8 in. x 9 in.
Paperback
ISBN 9780870204456

"Horse-Drawn Days adds to Jerry Apps's credentials as the 'dean' of Midwest regional writers. The book deftly combines personal narrative, folk culture, mechanical knowledge, and loving tribute to the large horses that long powered rural America. Jerry

Jerry Apps is professor emeritus at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the author of many books on rural history and country life. His nonfiction books include Old Farm, Every Farm Tells a Story, and Living a Country Year. He received the Council for Wisconsin Writers' 2007 Major Achievement Award and the Wisconsin Library Association's 2007 Notable Wisconsin Author Award. Jerry was born and raised on a small farm in Waushara County, Wisconsin, where he grew up driving horses.

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