History: Newspaper archives – education

Education in the ‘Wild West’ usually conjures up an image of a packed classroom with mixed ages and genders, struggling their way through rather basic arithmetic or spelling. The reality is that it wasn’t all like that – sometimes the education was definitely advanced, and not just for boys, either. Here is an actual advert… Read More

Settlers’ children

Children usually had no say at all about their family becoming pioneers. They left behind their friends and any comforts they’d had in their daily lives, and they took on hardships, grinding chores, and responsibility like they’d never known before. Some children or youngsters embraced the change; it was invigorating, an adventure, and they could… Read More