The New England farming community of Fullertown may have a hard scrabble past, but it was never in short supply of reasons to smile. And no one captured the humor and heart in quite the way Harry H. Brown did, a farmer and folklorist who penned the popular story collection, Stories of Yesteryear-Horse and Buggy Days.
One of the last of the swamp Yankee storytellers, Brown breathes new life into the now long gone day-to-day world of Pilgrim descendants at the turn of the twentieth century. With wit, warmth, and whimsy, this compilation of fifty-three stories and forty-five illustrations charts the town from its early settlers in the 1600s to the horse-and-buggy days of the early 1900s. Along the way, Brown paints a convivial, authentic portrait of the early settlers as they came together to create the American spirit.
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