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A Settler's Year by historian, novelist and poet Kathleen Ernst provides a glimpse into the lives of early immigrants to the upper Midwest. Photographs taken by Lloyd Heath at Old World Wisconsin, the country's largest outdoor museum of rural life illustrate the author's depiction of settlers in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. The book explores the hard-working lifestyles, cherished folk traditions, annual celebrations, and the indomitable spirit that comprised pioneer life. At its heart A Settler's Year: Pionerr Life Through the Seasons is about people dreaming of, searching for, and creating new homes in a new land. This moving book transports us back to the pioneer era and inspires us to explore the stories found on our own family trees.