Miami, FL -- (SBWIRE) -- 07/10/2015 -- As Pioneer Day approaches this year, there's a new pioneer-related story people should add to library that is available in both paperback and Kindle format at Amazon.com. Between July 23-27 it is available free as aKindle ebook.
The book, written by Russell Jones, is entitled Moose Tracks: The secret history of the Jones family in Victor, Idaho.
The Jones family took up residence in the Rocky Mountains in the 1850s with all the other Mormon pioneerswho moved West during that time. The family then moved into Teton Valley, Idaho, in the 1890s because it was one of the few pieces of real estate on earth that no one else wanted.
"In those days, society in the eastern United States didn't take kindly to our sort," Jones says. "Some of them wanted to exterminate us. After looking around for a few years, my ancestors decided that the higher in the mountains they could get, the better. So they finally decided to live in a little valley on the western edge of the Tetons in one of the most beautiful, but cold and inhospitable climates in the world."
The story is mainly about the children of those pioneers and how they lived. The Jones family had a close relationship with the mountains and forests of Teton Valley.
The books relates, in a humorous way, how the Jones family's pioneer heritage, the remote high mountain environment and societal events molded the family's character.If people can handle mean sons of bitties and surly badgers in their full potency, they'll like this book. The mischief, tragedies and triumphs of life mixed with a journey of faith makes this a good Pioneer Day read.
Moose Tracks is filled with mischief, tragedies and triumphs of life mixed with a journey of faith. The author relates in a humorous way, how the Jones family's pioneer heritage, the remote high mountain environment and societal events molded the family's character. The book will engage readers from the start to the finish and will make a delightful Pioneer Day Read.
One reader said: "I would recommend this book to anyone interested in history, whether it be of family, area, or time. This is one of those keeper books put on a specific shelf to be reread over and over again. I loved it for the memories it brought back and the emotions it released, of an era forgotten by some but loved by all."
About Moose Tracks
Moose Tracks is available in Paperback and Kindle editions and can be purchased on Amazon for $10 and $3.99 respectively.
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