By Way of Hope is a regional best seller. It is obviously written from the heart.
- Charles Wilder,
Throughout By Way of Hope it is obvious how much home and family means to the author whose homesteader father died leaving his mother to rear four children and run the farm.
- Clarrice Cox,
By Way of Hope is a remarkable piece of history, not only for the settlement of one area but for the entire state.
- Art Link, former North Dakota Governor,
By Way of Hope opens the door to the past and makes it a pleasure to visit a time that is gone forever.
- Denise Mort,
By Way of Hope should resonate with those of us who have family trees rooted in the homesteaders of Montana and North Dakota.
- Mike Bowler
I finished By Way of Hope at 5 a.m. and did not want it to end.
- Cherle Tellefson Stephenson
By Way of Hope is the best memoir I have ever read. It sings.
Thanks again for writing a wonderful book. What a treasure that is!
- Georgann Reil
Dwyer has crafted a memorable true story of homesteading in an often inhospitable frontier that had been largely bypassed in America's westward movement.
- George Remington
|By Terry Dwyer
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By Way of Hope is a memoir and a true story about three women homesteaders. One of the women is the author's mother Grace, another his aunt Rachel, and the third his grandmother Eliza.
The youngest of four, Dwyer was two years old when his homesteader father died. Although his mother Grace Taylor Dwyer was a small woman, five feet, one inch tall, she handled the farm's horse teams - doing what was then considered man's work. She did all the tasks necessary to feed, clothe and educate her young family. The book includes reflections of the author about growing up with his siblings on a priarie homestead on the windswept quarter section of real estate in
Grace Dwyer's oldest sister Rachel pioneered the homesteading movement for the family. She was a rural school teacher in the winter of 1903 when a land developer suggested that he and his associates would build a shack for her in the area recently opened for homesteading in what would become
Meanwhile, the author's grandmother, Eliza Robinson Taylor, was providing for her family by making rag rugs in the families small home in
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Looking Back in Black and White:
By Terry Dwyer
Terry Dwyer began his career as a cub reporter with the Independent Record in Helena, Montana. In 1953 he joined the staff of the Great Falls Tribune. He rose through the ranks of reporter and City Editor. Terry retired in 1988 after 42 years as a newsman having achieved the title of Managing Editor and Vice President. Terry still resides in Great Falls with his wife, Dolly.
In this, his second book, Dwyer recounts his newspaper experiences and includes selected columns.
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