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 JAMES WITHAM, FIFTY YEARS ON THE FIRING LINE

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James Witham, Fifty Years on the Firing Line

Narrative of the life of James Witham, farmer and journalist in Minnesota

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Famous for his St. Paul Daily News column titled "The Cornfield Philosopher," James Witham lived in Ohio, Nebraska and Iowa before settling in Minnesota. This narrative is an account of his life growing up as a farmer, working for local newspapers, and his involvement in politics. It provides descriptions of farm life in the Midwest, farming organizations at work in the area, and the struggles of farmers with big business. Also included are commentaries on railroad companies and the Minnesota legislature in the 1910s and 1920s. Intended to aid researchers in understanding the history of the Midwest, this database can be a useful source of information.
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