9/26/2012 4:39:32 PM
Husband participates in land race, and woman recalls homesteading after his death.
9/26/2012 4:31:50 PM
Woman recalls riding in a surrey with fringe on top, picking wild flowers and losing a canary as her family travels south to take part in Oklahoma Land Race.
9/26/2012 4:24:24 PM
On trip into Oklahoma Territory, woman recalls experiences in the covered wagon involving the Daltons, a train robbery and a broken wagon tongue.
9/26/2012 11:28:31 AM
children on the homestead, homesteading, modern homesteading, rural living
9/25/2012 8:43:48 AM
Make a plan with these simple tips to keep your family safe in a home fire.
9/25/2012 8:38:49 AM
Tips to ensure your family is safe in the event of a house fire.
9/21/2012 4:34:29 PM
Cherokee Strip Land Run opened area for settlement, and thousands waited on horseback and in covered wagons for race for free land.
9/21/2012 4:02:55 PM
Participating in Cherokee Strip Land Run nets homesteaders s parcel of free land.
9/21/2012 3:37:54 PM
Leaving the home place, family finds trouble and tragedy in Colorardo's gold fields.
9/21/2012 3:18:25 PM
Pioneer uncle learned typesetting at a young age, and he sold flour for gold dust in Pikes Peak gold rush.
9/21/2012 1:22:03 PM
Holding something that was once important to a family member who lived over 100 years ago brings them alive and prompts a deeper look into one's history.
9/19/2012 12:16:55 PM
Keystone Steel and Wire, manufacturer of Red Brand® fence, was recently chosen to receive the coveted 2012 Steel Manufacturers Association (SMA) Achievement in Environmental Stewardship and Recycling Award.
9/15/2012 9:44:40 AM
A grandmother's love continues
9/13/2012 11:17:15 AM
Letters to the editor written by GRIT readers include a story about a hardware store in New York, the joy of eating real food, a funny encounter with a skunk and more.
9/10/2012 4:34:24 PM
The 1890s, or Gay 90s, brought hundreds to mining camps, and all struggled with high prices for food.
9/10/2012 4:28:10 PM
Gold bonanza draws man west to make his fortune, only to find tragedy at a Wyoming wagon stop.
9/10/2012 4:19:39 PM
Wagon train filled with friends searching for gold finds trouble as young man's impulsive act teads to two deaths.
9/10/2012 4:12:39 PM
Widow begins journey alone during Gold Rush days, only to find love as wagon train heads West.
9/10/2012 4:03:18 PM
To make his fortune, man risked everything to cross the country during the Gold Rush days.
9/10/2012 3:54:30 PM
A great teller of stories, grandfather told of the disappearing pancakes during the Gold Rush days.
9/10/2012 12:25:11 PM
Leading western wear brand reinvigorates Wrangler® 20X® collection with launch of Competition Jean Style #01 and all-star team of endorsees.
9/7/2012 4:49:39 PM
Old adage - waste not, want not - proven with pioneer recipe used pea hulls.
9/7/2012 4:44:22 PM
Mother's pioneer cookbook contains favorite gingerbread recipe and great plum pudding recipe.
9/7/2012 4:36:35 PM
Family treasured valuable cough syrup recipe as one of many whooping cough treatments.
9/7/2012 4:30:38 PM
Old-fashioned recipe for cough syrup includes cockleburs and sugar.
9/7/2012 4:25:56 PM
Recipe for eyewash is grandmother's favorite, as she claims it as the best eye water ever made.
9/7/2012 4:21:32 PM
Salve recipe contains lard, rosin, beeswax and camphor.
9/7/2012 4:17:33 PM
Old receipt book contains recipe used to cure spring fever, or spring laggins.
9/7/2012 4:12:18 PM
Keeping thin was a concern in earlier generations as dieting tip in old cookbook proves.
9/7/2012 4:06:44 PM
Flowers, butter and alcohol are ingredients in recipe for making perfume.
9/7/2012 4:02:57 PM
Face powder recipe includes wheat starch and variety of oils.
9/7/2012 3:58:45 PM
Recipe instructs one on how to make vinegar with hop yeast and clover blossoms.
9/7/2012 3:34:20 PM
Good wheat used in old-fashioned recipe for starch to be used in laundry process.
9/7/2012 3:30:18 PM
Short recipe for old-fashioned wrinkle cream aims to remove wrinkles.
9/7/2012 3:25:48 PM
Making soap required grandparents to first make lye.
9/7/2012 12:13:34 PM
Between August 15, 2012 and December 31, 2012 get a $200 Mail-In Rebate on Selected Night Vision Gear!
9/6/2012 12:43:57 PM
As I laid beside my granddaughter on an air mattress beside the bed in her little room, our seemingly innocent discussion led to a depth of thought about life’s essence.
9/5/2012 3:41:08 PM
GRIT assistant editor Kasey Moomau takes a trip out to Mount Pleasant, Iowa, for the Old Thresher's Reunion.
9/5/2012 8:59:37 AM
Nebraskan relates tale of a sugar beet farm during the Second World War
8/30/2012 3:46:21 PM
Young man during the second World War built a spotter's post from storm windows.
8/30/2012 3:40:14 PM
Pioneer cooks created recipe for baking powder, or Fast Yeast Powder.
8/30/2012 3:38:38 PM
During the second World War, police officers recruited local women to help the FBI with many clerical tasks.
8/30/2012 3:35:44 PM
Woman finally able to replace recipe for Lemon Crackers after years of searching.
8/30/2012 3:32:43 PM
Iowan remembers students giving up pastimes and opportunities to help the war effort during the second World War.
8/30/2012 3:29:27 PM
Scarcity of ingredients for fruit preserves forces pioneer cooks to create egg butter.
8/30/2012 3:28:52 PM
During the Second World War, an Oklahoma family dealt with the rationing of car tires and gasoline.
8/30/2012 3:25:00 PM
Hunters, cowboys also used sourdough recipe for bread.
8/30/2012 3:21:03 PM
Pioneer cook shares her dumplings and wild grape recipe.
8/30/2012 3:15:36 PM
Peach Leather recipe uses dried peach mash to store fruit.
8/30/2012 3:09:02 PM
Pioneer cooks needed skill and luck to prepare recipes from 1805 vintage cookbook.
8/30/2012 3:01:32 PM
A pudding recipe is among the interesting and amusing information in old recipe book.
8/30/2012 2:52:00 PM
Grandmother's pioneer recipe for gingerbread causes woman to wonder about results.
8/30/2012 2:47:11 PM
Lack of fruit in Wyoming country disappoints settlers yearning for pie, until recipe for vinegar pie was found.
8/30/2012 2:42:25 PM
A pioneer recipe for acorn bread includes instructions on cooking acorns and washing to remove the bitter taste.
8/30/2012 2:36:58 PM
Substituting plant known as sheep sorrel for lemons produced a passable imitation lemon pie.
8/30/2012 2:32:59 PM
Woman recalls recipe to make imitation maple syrup from corncobs and brown sugar.
8/30/2012 2:19:49 PM
Fresh baked bread took plenty of time and effort back in 1832.
8/30/2012 2:11:57 PM
Verbal recipe from 1870 details how to dress, stuff and cook at roast goose.
8/30/2012 2:07:30 PM
Recipes aids pioneer cooks in making, storing yeast.
8/29/2012 4:40:57 PM
Indian calls grandmother a good cook as she serves Johnny cake.
8/29/2012 4:32:44 PM
Curiosity of the unknown and yearning to see it all keeps barrel maker on the road.
8/29/2012 3:56:24 PM
Stranger in ragged clothes becomes true neighbor and friend.
8/29/2012 3:45:59 PM
Neighbor provides graphic lesson on how to cook a turtle.
8/29/2012 3:38:07 PM
Hunting deer provided meat as well as the children's favorite snack, deer jerky.
8/29/2012 3:32:41 PM
To keep warm on trek to school, girls wore quilted petticoats made from an old quilt.
8/29/2012 3:24:39 PM
Son's need of new winter coat has woman sewing all night long by candlenight.
8/29/2012 3:12:34 PM
When a new family arrived, neighbors, tired of food scarcity, were eager for a taste of civilization.
8/29/2012 2:45:26 PM
Girl gets a surprise when she tries to hide from doing dishes.
8/29/2012 11:48:18 AM
Girls don't want to do dishes, so dad pretends to be a ghost.
8/29/2012 11:44:46 AM
Dish washing was the perfect time to escape to the outhouse.
8/29/2012 11:39:54 AM
Brother gets confused when told to take paper to Mrs. Jones.
8/29/2012 11:36:56 AM
Family names their outhouse Mrs. Jones, which is their neighbor's name also.
8/29/2012 11:26:04 AM
Grandpa tells kids the outhouse is the 'Sheriff's Office'
8/29/2012 11:19:06 AM
Little boy thinks the outhouse would make a great fishhouse.
8/29/2012 11:15:19 AM
Kids have a funeral for their outhouse when their town gets sewers.
8/28/2012 4:50:05 PM
Girl confuses outhouse with clothes closet.
8/28/2012 4:40:49 PM
A little girl inspires family to call the outhouse a funny nickname.
8/28/2012 4:27:31 PM
Girls went to New York during their vacation time from their office jobs during the Second World War
8/28/2012 4:20:28 PM
Illinois woman recalls passing trains full of soldier boys during the Second World War.
8/28/2012 4:16:23 PM
Missouri Woman remembers a jewelry box that was made by Germans in a prison camp at Fort Leonard Wood.
8/28/2012 4:11:40 PM
Illinois woman reflects on the rarity of nylon hose during the Second World War.
8/28/2012 3:21:07 PM
During the Second World War, a brother gets an unexpected furlough to aid his family's farm in time of need.
8/28/2012 2:30:06 PM
Idaho woman recalls her uncle returning from the Second World War with a Purple Heart.
8/28/2012 2:11:42 PM
A serviceman home on leave from the South Pacific during the Second World War refused to wear his uniform whenever out in public
8/28/2012 2:05:45 PM
How children helped the war effort during the Second World War.
8/28/2012 1:47:41 PM
Captured German Soldiers worked American farms during the Second World War.
8/28/2012 1:42:32 PM
The Second World War provided welcome jobs after the Depression Era.
8/28/2012 11:22:06 AM
Wife of homesteader recalls her experience making do on a western South Dakota homestead.
8/28/2012 11:17:51 AM
Farmers saw a sudden reversal, coming out of the Great Depression into the Second World War
8/28/2012 11:16:36 AM
Child on Oklahoma homestead had to descend well and stand in shoulder-deep well water to rescue a pig.
8/28/2012 11:10:03 AM
A collie dog gets relief from burned feet and repays his new owners by saving the corn crop.
8/28/2012 11:05:21 AM
One bear encounter had Papa terrified, and Mother in laughter.
8/28/2012 10:57:31 AM
During the Second World War, farm families dealt with rationing by canning their own fruit and using honey and molasses instead of sugar.
8/28/2012 10:49:37 AM
Christmas dinner during the Second World War involved a lot of scrounging and ingenuity, including homemade tinsel and paper chains.
8/28/2012 10:25:14 AM
Sleeping under the Oklahoma stars, 11-year old boy and man are awakened to the cold reality of a mountain lion encounter.
8/28/2012 10:19:16 AM
Aunt Ret dealt with dog snakebite on a regular while rounding up cattle.
8/28/2012 10:14:37 AM
Surefooted horses helped Kansas settlers cross a railroad trestle bridge that obstructed passage to Kansas homestead.
8/28/2012 10:05:15 AM
Plains settlers in southwest Nebraska had to pay a reward for their stolen horses.
8/28/2012 9:59:36 AM
Humorous tale of pioneer settlers, Nebraska settlers, who threw their dog in the river to swim instead of paying a river-crossing toll.
8/27/2012 4:52:57 PM
A family name translates to "outhouse."`