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  • SubGenre:Cultural Heritage
  • Language:English
  • Series title:Dawson Diaries
  • Series Number:1
  • Pages:496
  • Format:Paperback
  • Paperback ISBN:9781098379339

Dawson Diaries


by Anita Dawson

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"Dawson Diaries" is a must-read book that takes you on an adventure into the early 1900s. The 92-year-old author pulls from her family diaries, newspaper write-ups, memories, and mementos to paint a picture of her life in her beloved town of Richland, Indiana.


"Dawson Diaries, Volume I" depicts Anita's life from 1929 through 1951 in Richland, Indiana. These poignant and often humorous stories are based on family diaries as well as memories and tales told to Anita while growing up.

If you are interested in finding out more about your ancestors, this book provides an index of over 700 family names of local residents and stories about them which could be the piece to your missing puzzle of relatives and your family tree.

If you are interested in an historical glimpse of life in a small Indiana town during the early 1900s, this publication dives deep into the first-hand experiences of events during the Great Depression. It also provides a fascinating biography of Anita's life as a champion professional softball pitcher on a Mid-West Women's Softball Team that travelled internationally.

About the author

Anita Irene Dawson Kramer Heckel, 92, has written her first book in a series depicting her life from 1929 through 1951. Anita is happy to correspond with any of her readers via [email protected]

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I found 4 of my relatives!!! Although I don't live in Richland, Indiana, with over 700 people referenced in Ms. Heckel's book, I found four relatives. I learned a lot about them, and was even able to e-mail Anita with questions I had about them as well. Such a wonderful resource and delightful book! Read more
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