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Library’s Fall Pioneer Festival is Saturday

October 18, 2012
By Paula Spoo - Estherville Library , Estherville Daily News

Fall Pioneer Festival, the third and final installment in Estherville Public Library's Pioneer series, will be held 10:30 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 20.

A live candle dipping demonstration as well as games, crafts, and chores will provide free fun entertainment and activities for the whole family. Learn what people did with little to no money and using what nature could provide. Try your hand at mucking out Clara the cow's stall, a "cow chip" toss, collecting eggs, tin stamping, pumpkin painting and creating a cornhusk doll.

Taste fun fall food, Pinterest inspired and homemade. Recipes for the refreshments will be provided along with instructions for candle dipping, making a cornhusk doll and additional craft patterns available from EbscoHost. A link to EbscoHost can be found on EPL's website at

So make plans to join the Estherville Public Library for what promises to be great fun. To get into the Pioneer spirit, you may enjoy the following books:

n "O Pioneers" by Willa Cather.

n "Little House" series by Laura Ingalls Wilder.

n "Letters of a Woman Homesteader" by Elinore Pruitt Stewart.

n "Frontier Mother: the Letters of Gro Svendsen" by Gro Svendsen.

n "Caddie Woodlawn" by Carol Brink.

n "Sarah, Plain and Tall" by Patricia MacLachlan.

n "Pioneer Farm Cooking" by Mary Gunderson.

n "If You Were a Pioneer on the Prairie" by Anne Kamma.

n "Pioneers" by Martin W. Sandler.

n "Prairie Visions: the Life and Times of Solomon Butcher" by Pam Conrad.

n "Young Pioneers" by Rose Wilder Lane.

n "Land of the Burnt Thigh" by Edith Eudora Kohl.

n "Boone: a Biography" by Robert Morgan.

n "The Boy Who Saved Cleveland: Based on a True Story" by James Giblin.



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