Gordon Fredrickson

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Location Minnesota, United States
Introduction Witnessing the urbanization of the rural landscape that once defined a way of life for much of Minnesota, I realized that soon no remnants of the farming community would remain. What would be remembered about the people who lived in the small towns and on farms during the middle of the Twentieth Century? Would their stories go untold? Would the "truth" as told by city folks from publishing houses be fractured and diluted or would the stories generated by the struggles by thousands of rural and small town Americans be simply ignored? I decided that the local truth about rural America in the middle of the last century should be told and that it needed to told in a factual yet entertaining format. To tackle the task, I created two series of books for children and adults: Farm Country Tales and If I Were A Farmer.