Girl Who Moved Town That Wasn't There

Siouxland Heritage Museums


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Pa stopped his oxen at the top of the hill. Pointing down into the valley, he announced, "There's our new home." But all ten-year-old Virgie saw were two houses and trampled grasses. There was no town. No school, no stores, and worst of all-no children. Virgie didn't know it yet, but loneliness would be the least of her challenges on the harsh prairie of Dakota Territory.

Published by the Siouxland Heritage Museums and written by former newspaper journalist and author Suzanne Fuller, this is the story of the birth of a town and the struggles of the people. Using the local newspaper from 1880, Fuller, the great-granddaughter of those early pioneers, weaves together a fictionalized story inspired by the real history of a family who had roots in the village of Eagan.

Ages 10 - 14

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