Pioneer women who settled on the Canadian Prairies in the 1800s and early 1900s are among the forgotten, unsung heroes of Canadian history. Facing drought, blizzards, prairie fires and more, these strong, courageous wives and mothers creatively went about making a better life for themselves and their families. They sewed clothing from flour sacks, canned vegetables and fruit, sang in church choirs and sold eggs to help with the family finances. The Egg Money statue in downtown Saskatoon was a project of the Saskatoon German Days Committee to honour Saskatchewan pioneer women from all ethnic backgrounds for their lives of courage, hardship and perseverance. The lives of 24 of the ordinary yet extraordinary Prairie pioneer women, recalled by their families, are celebrated in this book.
A Project of the Saskatoon German Days Committee
Edited by Deana Driver
Foreword by the Honourable Lynda Haverstock.
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