Life's Journey....The Way They Remember it by Susan D Smith
Life's Journey is a book about small communities in Minnesota that began in the late 1800s and early 1900s. In the beginning Brookston, Alborn, Burnett, Culver, and the surrounding areas were separate communities with the railroad being the main connection between them. There were Indian trails and wagon trails but travel was still difficult. Travel became easier as roads and bridges were built. Over time when the one-room schoolhouses were closed, the schools brought the communities together. The journey took the settlers through the devastating 1918 fire, the Spanish Influenza outbreak, the World Wars, and of course the Great Depression. In spite of hardships there was still time for family, friends, and neighbors. Life's Journey takes you through years of changing lifestyles.