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Frederick Weyerhaeuser and the American West

Author: Judith Koll Healey
Publisher: St. Paul, MN : Minnesota Historical Society Press, [2013]
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Named Person: Frederick Weyerhaeuser; Frederick Weyerhaeuser
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Judith Koll Healey
ISBN: 9780873518918 0873518918
OCLC Number: 824119540
Description: xv, 265 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Part one. The nineteenth century : America moves west. Westward ho! --
Part two. Travels from a German village to the American midwest. Scene 1 : Father and son, October 6, 1846 --
An early death changes a family --
Coming to America and moving west --
Part three. The Rock Island years. Scene 2 : a young man finds a frontier town, March 1856 --
Seize the day --
The family prospers in Coal Valley --
An entrepreneur's adventures --
The first partnership years during a cruel war --
Part four. Forests, rivers, and rights. Scene 3 : Frederick encounters the Wisconsin forests, October 1867 --
Frederick likes the forest life --
The Wisconsin logging feuds breed bitterness --
Frederick emerges as first among equals --
Meanwhile, Sarah keeps the home fires burning --
The children grow up in the "house on the hill" --
Part five. The St. Paul years : crowning achievements. Scene 4 : Frederick wonders if young Fred has learned to negotiate yet, 1900 --
Minnesota's forests call --
The family moves to St. Paul, and Frederick turns westward --
Family matters --
Frederick and Sarah become world travelers --
Part six. The final years : joys of family, sorrow of loss. Scene 5 : Sarah and Frederick before the anniversary celebration, October 10, 1907 --
Frederick withstands personal challenges, 1900-1906 --
"Unser Fritz" takes care of the villagers --
The joys of family, 1907-14 --
The final years : the sorrows of loss --
Part seven. Frederick's legacies. Scene 6 : the Weyerhaeuser Timber Company board meeting, June 18, 1914 --
Frederick's many legacies --
Remembering Frederick.
Responsibility: Judith Koll Healey.

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