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Column: Did you ever know a homesteader?

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WORTHINGTON — One recent column talked of Bessie Whelan telling me about the pioneer nurse Emma Lawrence. Pioneer to Bessie to me. Hop, skip, jump. The history of Nobles County.

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I was asked if I ever knew a pioneer: “Did you ever know a homesteader?”

Edna Ashbaugh, longtime resident of Rushmore, came to mind.

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