Author Alma Lou Plunkett to Visit Lamar Public Library

The Lamar Public Library is pleased to announce that author Alma Lou Plunkett will be visiting on Saturday, April 13th to discuss her new book, “The Kansas-Colorado Line: Homesteading Tales of Several Families, a Memoir.”  Alma Lou Plunkett of Syracuse, Kansas, 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, Alma Lou 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.

The hardworking people homesteading along the Kansas-Colorado line were not as technologically advanced as the rest of the country. While life changed significantly with the introduction of electrical power and telephones, homesteaders hold onto a way of life much different from their peers.

Visit the library on April 13th and discover what made homesteading distinctive, challenging, and rewarding, as the author looks back at her family’s personal history in “The Kansas-Colorado Line: Homesteading Tales of Several Families, a Memoir.”

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