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1910
Building a Legacy
by Gavin Van Moer

Overview


1910 is a historical narration and is a new way of presenting family history. Instead of creating lists and profiles, I have developed a storyline to tell our history. We follow a consistent timeline with in-depth characterizations, and detailed storytelling to create a relationship between the reader and the people in the book. The book is an accumulation of short stories throughout the past 400 years that flows continuously into the modern-day. Follow along one of the most unique accumulations of history in 1910

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Description


1910 is a historical narration that follows the timeline of numerous immigrant families coming to Southwest Minnesota. Along their story lines we see immigrants come through Ellis Island, colonize French Canada, and even some who have to bury their children at sea due to horrendous travel conditions. The sacrifice for all was great but their legacy prevails. As their children grow up they fight through drought, depression, wars, and death. We follow along soldiers in WWll, sergeants in peaceful Germany, SW MN farmers and teachers, and throughout the book you get an incredible comprehensive history of how humanity has progressed in SW MN from dirt floor houses in the prairie to modern farms. A story greatly relatable to all who have lived in Lyon County for over the past 100 years. Through stories of faith, love, and family we follow along generations of Americans from the moment of there birth to their tragic death.

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About the author


Gavin Van Moer is a small town kid from Tracy, MN. A 2017 graduate from South Dakota State University, Gavin graduated with a Bachelors of Science in History specializing in teaching. Although he is a full time hog farm, he has a passion for history and a determination to preserve his family's legacy. Dedication to research, one on one interviews, and creative writing has helped produce a well rounded, intriguing, and historically accurate reading experience.
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Book details

Genre:HISTORY

Subgenre:United States / State & Local / Midwest (IA, IL, IN, KS, MI, MN, MO, ND, NE, OH, SD, WI)

Language:English

Pages:180

Format:Paperback

Paperback ISBN:9781098338534


Overview


1910 is a historical narration and is a new way of presenting family history. Instead of creating lists and profiles, I have developed a storyline to tell our history. We follow a consistent timeline with in-depth characterizations, and detailed storytelling to create a relationship between the reader and the people in the book. The book is an accumulation of short stories throughout the past 400 years that flows continuously into the modern-day. Follow along one of the most unique accumulations of history in 1910

Read more

Description


1910 is a historical narration that follows the timeline of numerous immigrant families coming to Southwest Minnesota. Along their story lines we see immigrants come through Ellis Island, colonize French Canada, and even some who have to bury their children at sea due to horrendous travel conditions. The sacrifice for all was great but their legacy prevails. As their children grow up they fight through drought, depression, wars, and death. We follow along soldiers in WWll, sergeants in peaceful Germany, SW MN farmers and teachers, and throughout the book you get an incredible comprehensive history of how humanity has progressed in SW MN from dirt floor houses in the prairie to modern farms. A story greatly relatable to all who have lived in Lyon County for over the past 100 years. Through stories of faith, love, and family we follow along generations of Americans from the moment of there birth to their tragic death.

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About the author


Gavin Van Moer is a small town kid from Tracy, MN. A 2017 graduate from South Dakota State University, Gavin graduated with a Bachelors of Science in History specializing in teaching. Although he is a full time hog farm, he has a passion for history and a determination to preserve his family's legacy. Dedication to research, one on one interviews, and creative writing has helped produce a well rounded, intriguing, and historically accurate reading experience.
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