Ella P. Jordan Dale
Ella Pearl Jordan Dale, 1894 - 1974, grew up on a farm in southwest Washington state during the early days of its settlement as a territory; her Memoirs are a detailed account of daily life at that time. She graduated from Mossyrock High School in 1917, and worked in the War Department in Washington, D.C., during World War I. Other adventures included driving a Model T Ford to Yellowstone Park in 1923 and working at a herring saltery in Alaska in 1925. She married Charles O. Dale in 1926, and the couple lived in Seattle and raised two children. She worked on writing the Memoirs, as well as short stories, over many years.
Memoirs: Life on the Farm for the Seven Jordan Sisters 1890 to 1919
by Ella P. Jordan Dale
In thirty-one episodes that read like short stories, Ella P. Jordan Dale writes with charm and humor authentic to the era about the Jordan family's farm near Mount St. Helens from 1890 to 1919. Vivid details recount daily life and adventures, and accompanying essays place the farm and family within the pioneer history of Washington State.
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