Friday, April 12, 2013


From the Lamar (CO) Ledger: The Lamar Public Library will feature another writer for Author Talk on Sat. April 13, 2013 at 1 p.m. when Alma Lou Plunkett visits the library for a special presentation.Alma Lou Plunkett of Syracuse, Kan. recently wrote a book titled, The Kansas-Colorado Line: Homesteading Tales of Several Families, a Memoir. In her book, Ms. Plunkett recounts the challenges and opportunities faced by homesteaders on the Kansas/Colorado border.

Homesteading was a way of life for the many families living along the Kansas/Colorado Line. In her memoir Plunkett, the daughter of homesteaders who married into another homesteading family, explores what life was like for those who made a living from the land from about 1906 to 1960. Relying on her memories as well as research gleaned from family stories, she delves deep into the challenges that homesteading families faced. She also explains how social and technological changes have affected the lives of farmers in rural America.

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