This is the place to find The Life of a Plodder: Fred Gorton’s
compiled by his granddaughter, Kathy Lynn Gorton Emerson.
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from the 1870s through the 1970s?
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The original version of this book was made for Fred's children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. There were five copies printed in 1980 and then thirty-five more including additional photographs. This new version is revised and expanded, with an attempt made to identify the people Fred Gorton wrote about. Unless I was certain of the correction, I have left the spelling of names as he wrote them. I've also left his spelling for "trashing buckwheat" and the like. Typographical errors are mine. Those involving dates may well have been missed in proofreading, since they wouldn't be caught without checking each one against the original. Please feel free to send corrections to me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The opinions expressed in these pages are Fred Gorton's. He was not politically correct by modern standards. Neither was he concerned about libel or slander. He may have been wrong in some of his statements, but he believed he was recording nothing but the truth. I make no apology for him, nor for sharing these records of historical interest with a wider audience. If any of the descendants of those mentioned herein wish to dispute one of my grandfather's comments, I will be happy to add their side of the story to this document and put the revised version on line.
Index to The Life of a Plodder: Fred Gorton’s 95 Years
Kathy Lynn Emerson
is a writer by profession and the author of
a number of novels and non-fiction books.
© 2005-17 Kathy Lynn Gorton Emerson. All rights reserved.