Usher's Ferry Historic Village http://iowapublicradio.org en Life On The Iowa Prairie http://iowapublicradio.org/post/life-iowa-prairie <p>Jerry Twedt&rsquo;s great grandparents, Ole and Helena Branjord, settled on the Iowa frontier in the late 1860s. He has researched his family&rsquo;s history and turned it into a novel. Host Charity Nebbe talks with Jerry about his novel &ldquo;Land of Promise, Land of Tears&rdquo;, and the fictional world he built around his family&rsquo;s true story. Later, Charity talks with Teresa White from Usher&rsquo;s Ferry History Village in Cedar Rapids and Dan Jones from Living History Farms in Des Moines about camp opportunities for young people to live history this summer.</p> Mon, 04 Jun 2012 17:07:49 +0000 Charity Nebbe 2633 at http://iowapublicradio.org Life On The Iowa Prairie