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  1. Strike while the iron is hot

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    "Tomahawk" is an American Indian term to describe a type of ax or blade used for a variety of purposes. This tool was originally made of rock with a wooden handle until Europeans brought…

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    • Visit an 1830's water powered sawmill

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      Trees offered our ancestors the resource to cut lumber from logs and build their first shelters on the frontier. My great, great grandparents owned a sawmill in Mankato MN starting in the 1860’s.…

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      • Ready, Aim, Launch My Ancestors Life Podcast

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        My Ancestors Life Launches Living History Video Podcast RootsTech Conference - February 10-12, 2011 Salt Lake City, UT Pictures are worth a thousand words. Where and how did my ancestors live?…

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        • Forgotten Historical Activities

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          Take a step back in time. How people spent their daily lives 150 years ago was very different from our current reality. Their ordinary activities mostly involved their survival needs of food, clothing…

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          • Historical Trades & Occupations

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            The butcher, the baker, the candlestick maker. Where have they all gone? There were many necessary and unique trades to help families survive on the frontier. These special skills all had an important…

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            • Homesteading & Farming Activities

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              Where did my people come from? America was founded and settled mostly by European peasants. They sought a new life, freedom, and land ownership. There are many stories of why and where your family…

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              • Natures Resources for Survival

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                For the land of the free and the home of the brave. The pioneers used all of natures resources for survival. Food that was not grown on the farm, was hunted and trapped. The animals were used for…

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                • Past Military & Entertainment Activities

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                  We the people. America’s melting pot of many cultures became one unique nation, with values, and a strong heritage. The new world was founded on the principles of life, liberty and justice for…

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