Read by Mava Clark.
First printed in 1981 by Crescent Printing Co. for Josie Churchill.
Josie Churchill, born in Vernon County in 1895, started writing her memoirs when she was in her 80’s. Dirt Roads is a collection of these stories that first appeared in the La Crosse Tribune. Josie writes in the foreword of the book, “I am living today right where my life began on July 16, 1895, in the Kickapoo hill country of southwestern Wisconsin. Its dirt roads have taken me through dense forests, beside swift-flowing streams and over green hills. I’ve gone afoot and I’ve gone in buggies, cutters, and sleighs.”
Mava Clark became friends with Josie after marrying a cousin of Josie’s and moving to a farm a mile down the road from Josie’s farm.