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by Grace Jordan

eBook Home Below Hell's Canyon download ISBN: 0803251076
Author: Grace Jordan
Publisher: University of Nebraska Press; Later Printing edition (October 1, 1962)
Language: English
Pages: 243
ePub: 1693 kb
Fb2: 1770 kb
Rating: 4.6
Other formats: txt azw mbr lit
Category: Traveling
Subcategory: United States

"Home Below Hell's Canyon" is valuable because it writes a little-known way of life into the national chronicle.

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Hell's Canyon on the Snake River between Idaho and Oregon is deeper than the Grand Canyon and . This is the story of their life as written by Grace Jordan.

Home Below Hell's Canyon. Jordan"s first book, Home Below Hells Canyon was published in 1954.

Jordan's first book, Home Below Hells Canyon was published in 1954 The Jordans returned to Boise, where she died in 1985.

Read "Home Below Hell's Canyon" by Grace Jordan . Primarily it is a book of courage and effort tempered by the warmth of those who trust in goodness and practice.

Grace and Len Jordan proved their mettle when, during the Depression years, they took to an Idaho sheep ranch beside the Snake in isolated Hell's Canyon, and developed with the ranch in the face of danger and loneliness.

During the depression days of the early 1930s the Jordan family - Len Jordan (later governor of Idaho and a United States senator), his wife Grace, and their three small children - moved to an Idaho sheep ranch in the Snake River gorge just below Hell's Canyon, deepest scratch on the face of North America. 'Cut off from the world for months at a time, the Jordans became virtually self-sufficient. Short of cash but long on courage, they raised and preserved their food, made their own soap, and educated their children' - Sterling North, "New York World-Telegram". '"Home Below Hell's Canyon" is valuable because it writes a little-known way of life into the national chronicle. We are put in touch with the kind of people who set the country on its feet and in the generations since have kept it there...Primarily it is a book of courage and effort tempered by the warmth of those who trust in goodness and practice it' - "Christian Science Monitor".'The thrilling story of a modern pioneer family...An intensely human account filled with fun, courage and rich family life' - "Seattle Post Intelligencer".
Comments: (7)
I love this book. I married the little boy, Steve. This story is a true story about the years the Jordan family spent on a sheep ranch in Hell's Canyon. I will never know how she managed to home-school her children, grow gardens, and can the winter's supply of fruits and vegetables on a wood stove in the sweltering summer heat of the canyon. She prepared meals for the ranch-hands whenever they were around the house at mealtimes, yet she was the perfect lady when her husband became the governor of Idaho and later as a U,S. senator from Idaho. I cried when the book ended as I wish it could go on forever. This is a heartwarming story of a family who managed to live through the depression in a harsh environment but they were always close to each other and surrounded by love.
If you have been to Idaho or traveled the rivers in this majestic area this book is a must read. I read this book as I was traveling down the river on a raft trip. I am amazed at the resourcefulness of this amazing family. I got the chance to actually visit their ranch and was able to visualize the life full adventures they led. Grace Jordan was one of the reasons the family survived and thrived in an era and location that many could or would not.
This book came with hi ratings----telling a tale of life in the 30ties on a secluded sheep ranch on the Snake River. For those of us who lived similar lives it reminds us of those days---boring as hell. But I'm sure as hell glad I was born then and not now------some contrast.
This is a true story, and reading it gives one a perspective on living on an isolated ranch without the modern conveniences we take for granted. There are dangers, hardships and frustrations galore, but the author and her family has the pioneer spirit and grit that carries them through the most trying of circumstances. Since I have seen the general area from the river, I am amazed that someone could live there during that time period. It's a wonderful book to read.
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Sould be required reading for women comtemplating a 'simple lifestyle'. Combines a picture of the work and the wonder of living on the Snake River in 1933 with 3 small children, isolated from almost everything and everyone. What a wealth of experience graced the life of Grace Jordan at a cost of work and worry that would put most of us modern women to shame. She was the real deal! Visiting the Jordan ranch after reading this book was the icing on the cake! Oh, you can google earth the ranch if visiting it is not an option.
dear sirs I love the book and read it every other year. knew many of the people in the book including the author. have just about worn out my fathers copy and wanted to save it. that is why I bought this book. it is in very good condition. I am 83 y old. sincerely Barbara
We are going to be Forest Service caretakers/volunteers at Kirkwood Ranch, living for one month in the house so vividly described in "Home Below Hell's Canyon". Any who read this accounting by Grace Jordan, might catch the bug to volunteer at Kirkwood as well. Hooray for the pioneer spirit trying to eek out, and off, the technology/cellular grid - for one month.
Very eye opening about life in early Idaho. Grace did a very good job writing about the people and giving descriptions that kept the story exciting and interesting. I enjoyed the book very much and would recommend it to others.