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FRIENDS SPRING BOOKSALE
Tuesday, May 7th 9AM - 7PM
Wednesday, May 8th- Friday, May 10th 9AM - 5PM
Saturday, May 11th 9AM - 1PM
Meet the Author
“The Life Of Webb Vincent”
By Dan Prochaska
Saturday May 11, 2013
1:00 – 3:00 pm
Inside the Fort Dodge Public Library
Meet Dan and learn about the rich history of Fort Dodge and the Vincent House.
Books will be available to order $8.00/copy.
Partial proceeds of the book go toward upkeep of the Vincent House
When Dan Prochaska, caretaker for the Vincent House, uncovered the journal of Webb Vincent, an early Fort Dodge pioneer and businessman, he knew he had found a historical gem. Webb’s daughter, Helen, had kept track of his journal from his childhood in Pennsylvania and his journey to Fort Dodge with his family in 1855 to experimenting with gypsum on a kitchen stove and building a gypsum mill with George S. Ringland and S.T. Meservey.
What came next was a book, transcribed directly from Webb’s journal, its material is raw and exactly how Webb told it to Helen. First in a series detailing the history of the Vincent family and residence, this first-hand account gives a short yet intimate look into a man’s life as he recalls it.