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.
By: Jerry Apps
140 b/w and color photos and illustrations
8 in. x 9 in.
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Jerry Apps is professor emeritus at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the author of many books on rural history and country life, including "Old Farm: A History" and "Horse-Drawn Days: A Century of Farming with Horses." Jerry was born and raised on a small farm in Waushara County, Wisconsin, where he spent countless hours working in the barn, milking and feeding cows, helping to store hay in the haymow, and appreciating the barn's importance to the life of a farm.