- What does the author of this letter appear to be doing?
- What is the purpose of writing this letter?
- What was unique about the winter that the author is describing, and why was that significant for farmers?
- What evidence is there in this letter to suggest that humans were modifying their physical environment to grow food?
Thomas, Giles S., Prairie Settlement: Nebraska Photographs and Family Letters, 3 January 1876. Courtesy of Library of Congress