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Lela Peterson

Lela Peterson's two books are as follows:

Selma: Swedish Fortitude on the North Dakota Frontier
Tells the story of her mother's family coming to America. Her grandfather, Johan, came to ND to homestead. His wife, Selma, came the following year. She brought two sons and one daughter, Lela's mother. Selma left behind her little baby and oldest eight-year-old daughter. Little did they know they would never, ever return.

Pencil Shavings: Growing Up in a One-Room Country School on the North Dakota Prairie
This story tells of Lela's experiences while attending a country school for eight years. "I raised the container over his head and watched the pencil shavings fall." For doing this little shenanigan Lela was locked in the toilet for a whole day. This book contains touching, sad, hilarious and delightful stories.

Category:   Publishers
Lela Peterson

1420 Eagle Ave
Reynolds, ND 58275

Phone Number:701-847-2861






History: Lela Peterson is a former teacher from North Dakota. Upon retirement she decided to delve into her family history and has published two books.
Member Since: 10/24/2017



Pencil Shavings: Growing Up in a One-Room Country School on the North Dakota Prairie
This story tells of Lela's experiences while attending a country school for eight years. "I raised the container over his head and watched the pencil shavings fall." For doing this little shenanigan Lela was locked in the toilet for a whole day. This book contains touching, sad, hilarious and delightful stories.


Selma: Swedish Fortitude on the North Dakota Frontier
Tells the story of her mother's family coming to America. Her grandfather, Johan, came to ND to homestead. His wife, Selma, came the following year. She brought two sons and one daughter, Lela's mother. Selma left behind her little baby and oldest eight-year-old daughter. Little did they know they would never, ever return.