Looking for Country

Looking for Country

A Norwegian Immigrant's Alberta Memoir

eBook - 1999
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"Looking for Country" refers to the thought process of animals bent on escape. This memoir documents the experiences of a young woman growing up as a pioneer in Alberta. Although for many people, immigration brought great sadness, Ellenor loved Alberta and took tremendous pride in the years spent there.

Looking for Country" refers to the thought process of animals bent on escape. A stampeding herd, or a spooked horse running away with its rider, may be described as "looking for country." It could also be applied to this memoir in another sense -- immigrants were looking for land, a piece of new country, and, perhaps, an escape from their old country.

Looking for Country: A Norwegian Immigrant's Alberta Memoir documents the experiences of a young woman growing up as a pioneer in Alberta. Although, for many people, immigration brought great sadness, Ellenor loved Alberta and took tremendous pride in the years spent there. She did not deny the struggles, as shown in her writing, but was amply rewarded by "the satisfaction of knowing that I have had a part in the making of a great country."



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A memoir that documents the experiences of a young woman pioneer to Alberta, a woman who, with her family, sought the challenges of a new country.

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Merriken was the youngest daughter of the Olsen family, immigrants from Norway to the prairies of east-central Alberta. Her memoir documents the experiences, struggles, and joys of a young woman growing up as a pioneer in Canada. Includes b&w historical family photos. Canadian card order number: C99-910552-3. Distributed by Raincoast Distribution Services. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Publisher: Calgary : University of Calgary Press, c1999
ISBN: 9781552380079
1552380076
9780585241487
0585241481
1552380076
Characteristics: 1 online resource (175 p.) : port
Alternative Title: Nose Hills country

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