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Hagen family; Lian, Anders / Papers, 1879-1899 [Translations]
Call Number, Eau Claire Mss CC Box 1 Folder 3 ([unpublished])

Coles Camp Glen Flora Wis 26 January 1896 PDF (187.0 KB)


                  Coles Camp  Glen Flora Wis  26 January 1896
Dear parents and brother.
     I  greatly   apologize  that it has been so long since I 
wrote to you again, but as the saying goes "better late than
never" so I am writing now.   As I  do  not  remember   having
 written  since I came up here then I must tell you that this
winter I am in the woods and have   allready  been  here   two
 months.  Time   goes  so  terribly  fast here in America.   It
seems like not more than two weeks since I came up here.
     I am at quite a different place this winter than I have 
been before.   It is   in  Chippewa  co  -  about   100  miles
(english) from Eau Claire.
     It  was   difficult  to  get  a chance of getting to the 
woods last fall and then I did get to go up for the    company
which  I  usuaully   work for during the summer.   If that had
 not been  the   case, I  probably  would  have   been  loafing
around town.
     We have had good weather this winter, not very cold and
 only   9-10  inches  of  snow  so no one can complain on that
account.   Besides we have it good with food and drink and a 
good camp ...  [indecipherable] hale and hearty at all times.
     I don't know of any news this time.   We are somewhat   a
 little north of the sun and west of the moon*    to know about
anything.
     Finally   with  this  a greeting to you all.   Write back
 immediately.
Andrew Lee
                                  Glen Flora   Chippewa co   Vis
                                               N.  Coles camp
*   A  play  on  words  -  contrasted to the idyllic location "south
of the sun and east of the moon" as found in the    old
Norse folk tales.


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