Gregory, SD: Gregory Times-Advocate, 1977. Second Edition. Paperback. SIGNED. Staplebound. Very light edgewear and shelfwear. Lower corner slightly thumbed. A faint crease up halfway, and a few lines (3" or less) impressed to front cover, likely from a bookend. Light sunning and a dime-sized spot to spine. A tiny bit of light speckling to top of front cover only. Brown lettering and photograph illustration to front, and wraps around to rear, pale blue covers. Clean, unmarked text. Full of historic illustrations and photographs (certificates, family photos, church photos and more). A related postcard and photograph laid-in. Measures 8.5 x 11 inches. 356 pp with 3 pp index to rear of text, and a large fold-out map of Gregory County tipped in at rear cover. VERY GOOD PLUS. Item #69376
"Comprising Lucas, Scissons, Turney, Turgeon and parts of Burke, Rhoades, Huston and Landing Creek Townships in Gregory County, South Dakota. As you peruse these many pages of history that are humorous, tragic and brave, alive and real, do so with imagination, love and humility. These men, women and children dared to brave the wilderness; they faced the challenges, perils, hardships and dangers found in conquering of the last great frontier. They have built what we have today! "So easy as it has come to us, so easy it may go." These events cannot all be validated. Discredit not these facts of adventure and courage; danger and privation; love and success. They opened their doors, hearts and minds, and together we journeyed into yesteryear. "The web of life is hard, complex, but marvelously entwined." I have delved deeply into the memories of these homesteaders and pioneers for the information secured for this manuscript and they gave freely. Time has passed and memories may have faded, but to the best of their ability this is the information and the data recalled by them and told to me of the years gone by," (Foreword).