Book "From the Farm to Fast Food" added to collection

The book, From the Farm to Fast Food: My Adventures During the Great Depression and Beyond, by Raymond C. Schmidt, has been added to the Institute for Regional Studies Archives book collection.  The following book description comes from Amazon:

 

“Have you ever had to plant explosives to mine your own coal to heat your house? Climb up some posts to keep your neighborhood's phone lines up and running? How about dig your own well or cut ice out of a river to cool your food? Kill, skin, dry, and can animals to feed your family? You never know. In a post-apocalyptic world like the one in the HUNGER GAMES (or the one we may face in the future) this is information you might want to know. Believe it or not, there are people living in the modern world today who do know how to do these things. Ray Schmidt is one of them. While growing up on a farm in western North Dakota, Schmidt experienced the hardships of the Great Depression firsthand. Like his parents, he became a farmer. Then in the 1960s, he took a chance on the next big thing: fast food. FROM THE FARM TO FAST FOOD: MY ADVENTURES DURING THE GREAT DEPRESSION AND BEYOND is a compilation of stories about the funny and fascinating events Schmidt experienced. Like no history book could do, it explains in a humorous and lively way how people really lived.”

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