- Sketch of first schoolhouse
- Man Directing a Two-horse Plow
- Wagon and Oxen Illustration, 1848
- On the Move in a Wagon
- Covered Wagons
- Come to Iowa
- Pioneers Travel in Groups
- Sod Houses
- Log Cabins
- Frontier Social Gatherings
- Interior of Settler Cabins
- Pioneer Women
- Sickness and Death on the Frontier
- Pioneer Children
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For the pioneer child life on the frontier was hard and lonely. Families were isolated and most children had no opportunity to make friends or play with people their own age. Boys worked with their fathers in the field: gaining experience behind the plow, chopping fire wood, harvesting crops and generally doing a man’s work.
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Girls learned very quickly to do the work of women: cooking, sewing and caring for the younger children.
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