My Favorite Stories on HubPages -Dahoglund

This is reviewing my favorite stories on HubPages. I love to read and the writers that I showcase have written several stories that are very good reading. They are interesting, researched and believable. I hope you enjoy them as much as I have.

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Dahoglund writes a wide variety of hubs. He writes short stories, history, reviews, and children's stories. He has been on HubPages for three years and has over 200 hubs. He has written several short stories that read as short stories but they are about the same people. Each of them is complete as a story all by itself. I love to read them. They bring thoughts of times gone by as they are all written about the past.

He writes children's stories for the age group of about 5-12. They are innocent tales of children living in the country and the adventures they get into. The dogs figure largely into these stories because he told them to his children, using the dogs they had at the time in the stories. They are heartwarming and sweet. The children and dogs do things together and learn about life. The feel of these is in the 50's. Some of the links for these are:

Another story that he has written is 'The Story of Marie', a 19th century immigrant from Sweden. These are loosely based on an ancestor of his. They are linked together for easier reading. The first of these stories is at:

The Carbon's Creek short stories are very interesting and sometimes quite amusing. He calls them 'Short Western' or 'Frontier' stories. This series is about a woman newspaper publisher in a small town named Carbon's Creek in Minnesota. She is a feisty woman who rides around in a buggy with her dog on the seat next to her and her shotgun and rifle under the seat. She fights against sexist stereotyping, crooked politicians, and lawbreakers. The people in the town are varied, developed characters and some of the things that they do get them in trouble but it always gets straightened out in the end. These are some interesting times and definitely interesting people. Some of these stories are quite funny and had me giggling.

There is a deaf and mute boy with his deaf Dalmatian dog that herds horses and helps the main character, Sarah, in her newspaper office. There is a saloon owner that was in the Civil War that has a rep as a gunfighter, which was an accident. A doctor who was a Civil War veteran who helped in the hospitals there and a Sheriff who is always trying to keep the woman newspaper publisher out of trouble. Read all their stories and you will love the characters.

Don writes about the Galvanized Yankee's in his 'Galvanized Yankee stories. They are about galvanized yankees, what they are, and what they did. He has put a little history in with his fiction and educates while entertaining. Very interesting stories.

He writes a short story series about Andrea. She is a Swedish immigrant to the Minnesota area and is a very strong minded young woman. He does strong minded women well. They do not put up with anything and will tell you if they think you are wrong. She gets into a few adventures that she has to think to get out of. She uses her high moral standards to keep her life straight. It is refreshing to read about people with high moral standards. She and her friends go to dances, work to build churches and other activities that give you a look at what life in the frontier might have been like. She and her friends are fast thinking and heroic. They work and think to make everything turn out right. They are very enjoyable stories.

He is now writing about a Deputy Sheriff that marries a woman who is against him using guns to make a living. He quits being a Deputy and they move to Lawrence, Kansas and are abolitionists. They have run ins with Quantrill's raiders. Their adventures are quite exciting and give us a good taste of what it was like at the time.

He writes about a ghost town and time travel with these stories. The town was first introduced to us in the Carbon's Creek stories.

Dahoglund has written many other stories as well. They are not series and you will enjoy them all. They all have a historical edge to them, which gives you insight about how the people lived back then. I hope you enjoy these stories.

Please remember to vote. I really appreciate the comments that I get on my hubs. They help me see if I am writing useful, interesting, informative hubs. If you would like to use information on these, please ask and please attribute. This is copyrighted work.

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writer20 4 years ago from Southern Nevada

You have opened my eyes to Dahoglund, I must have missed this hubber.

Voted up and interesting, Joyce.

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Becky Katz 4 years ago from Hereford, AZ Author

Joyce, So glad to introduce you to this writer. I love his stories. He also writes history articles. I think you will enjoy looking at his other writing also. Thank you for coming by to visit.

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WillStarr 4 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

Don is a superb writer and a very gracious man.

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Becky Katz 4 years ago from Hereford, AZ Author

Yes, Will. I know you are already one of his fans. I am glad you approve. I will have another in a few days. Just was waiting for the dust to clear from the Hub thieves. So nice to have you visit.

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dahoglund 4 years ago from Wisconsin Rapids

Hi Becky, I appreciate the tribute.It is nice to see how my work appears to a readers eyes. I think when I read the letters that my great aunt Marie wrote I was impressed with such a young woman traveling by herself in a strange country. She might not have been as brash as my heroines but certainly stronger than women of that period were portrayed.So she kind of set the pattern.

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Becky Katz 4 years ago from Hereford, AZ Author

dahoglund, I appreciate a good story and you write yours with strong, likeable characters. They are not brash but strong. I am glad that you are getting a different look at your stories, It always helps to see them through anothers eyes. Women of that period had to be strong, that was just the way it was. They worked and fought right alongside their men as that was the only way to stay alive. Thank you for coming by to visit.

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b. Malin 4 years ago

Thanks Becky I too will have to check out your recommendations. Dahoglund sounds so interesting. Thanks once again for sharing and helping these fellow Hubbers to become known to others.

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mckbirdbks 4 years ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

Becky you have a knack of finding interesting authors on this site. Dahoglund sounds like he submits worthy contributions to Hubpages and therefore worth the time for a visit.

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Becky Katz 4 years ago from Hereford, AZ Author

Mike, It is my calling, I tell you. I look for new writers all the time and find them. Some are great, some are good and some are. I try to be discerning and Hope I do not lead you astray. Thanks for coming by to read.

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Becky Katz 4 years ago from Hereford, AZ Author

b. Malin, I am so happy when I can lead someone to a new writer that they like. It totally makes my day. I really appreciate you coming by to visit.

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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois

I am not familiar with Dahoglund's hubs. They sound like fun reads. I have noticed his comments on other's hubs. I hope to read his stories. Thank you for the intro. Great review Becky...

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Becky Katz 4 years ago from Hereford, AZ Author

always, Always good to see you visit. These are fun reads and so interesting when we see how these people really lived. Since he is so interested in history, they are fairly accurate. I appreciate the kudos and hope you enjoy his stories. Thanks for coming by to visit.

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Hyphenbird 4 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful

I have seen Dahoglund around the Hub. I will try very hard to get over there and read some of his Hubs. Thanks for the heads up on this fine writer Becky.

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Becky Katz 4 years ago from Hereford, AZ Author

Hi Brenda, I see people around and go check them out. That is how I have found many of the writers that I read. I hope you get over there. He has some good stories and good articles also. I am sure you will find something that you like. I appreciate you coming by to visit.

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teaches12345 4 years ago

I will try to get over for a visit to Dahoglund's hubsite. He sounds like an interesting person and great writer. Thanks for sharing.

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Becky Katz 4 years ago from Hereford, AZ Author

teaches12345, It is so nice to see you here, I hope you enjoy your visit to dahoglund's hubs. He is a good writer and his stories are very interesting. He also has historical hubs and Minnesota travel hubs. Thank you for coming by to visit.

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Deborah Brooks 4 years ago from Brownsville,TX

Becky thank you for telling me about this hubber. Dahoglund I will check him out.. what a great tribute to him


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Becky Katz 4 years ago from Hereford, AZ Author

Deborah, I am so happy that you have come by. dahoglund is a very good writer and writes wonderful frontier stories. I know you will find something on his site that interests you. Thank you for coming by to visit.

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marcoujor 4 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

Dear Becky,

It is indeed a talent and a calling to be able to identify and so beautifully showcase such amazing talent. Often we are just not able to do this for ourselves... through the eyes of our readers, as you are doing in your series so well.

Dahoglund sound like another fabulous writer that I wish to carve out some time to do some reading in his corner.

Voted UP & UABI. Hugs, mar.

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PegCole17 4 years ago from Dallas, Texas

Hi Becky, With this descriptive narrative of Dahoglund I must dash over there and check out his work. I've always been fascinated by the old frontier stories, having grown up with the old TV series featuring Wagon Train, Gunsmoke and all the great old movies of the era. His stories sound like a good read.

Great job in featuring other hubbers and introducing us to their work through your series.

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Becky Katz 4 years ago from Hereford, AZ Author

Dearest mar, you compliments have me blushing. I am so delighted to introduce my friends to some of the great stories that I have been reading since I got here. I have found many and hope I can remember where they are all at so I can tell you more. I really think that you will enjoy his stories and his other hubs as well. Thank you for coming by to visit.

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Becky Katz 4 years ago from Hereford, AZ Author

Peg, so good to see you here. If you like westerns and frontier stories, you have hit the mother lode here. He has quite a few that I know you will enjoy. Check out his history hubs too. They are well written. Thank you for coming by to visit.

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Rosemay50 4 years ago from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand

You hit a home run here becky

I have read a few of Dahoglund's stories. He is certainly an extremely good writer. Andrea and the Preacher was an excellent read, very enjoyable.

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Becky Katz 4 years ago from Hereford, AZ Author

Rosemay, so nice to see you here. I have enjoyed his stories for months. I am so glad that you like his writing also. He has written a couple more Andea stories since that one. Thanks for coming by to visit.

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drbj 4 years ago from south Florida

Thanks, Becky, for this intro to Dahoglund - now I'll have to pay him a visit and see for myself. Shall I tell him you sent me?

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Becky Katz 4 years ago from Hereford, AZ Author

drbj, I am so happy to send you to dahoglund. I know you will find something of interest in his writing. If you would like to tell him I sent you, go ahead, just be nice. Haha! I know you will, I have never seen an unkind comment from you. I thank you so much for visiting.

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The Frog Prince 4 years ago from Arlington, TX

A fitting tribute to a fine writer. Good job Beck.

The Frog

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Becky Katz 4 years ago from Hereford, AZ Author

TFP, I am so happy to see you here. I have been reading his work since I joined and always enjoy his tales. They are of such simpler times. Glad you approve. Thank you for visiting.

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Alastar Packer 4 years ago from North Carolina

Hi Becky. Yea, I've seen Dahoglund around too- will make it a point pay him a visit soon. Very fine your writing on the fave stories and writers, kudos Becky.

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Becky Katz 4 years ago from Hereford, AZ Author

So glad you like my little series. I love a good story. Thank you for coming by to visit Alastar.

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lilyfly 4 years ago from Wasilla, Alaska

Becky, tell Dagoland, that Will Starr is being victimized, and accused of wrongful doing, Both you write hubpages, as well as visit his last hub. All my love and support, lily

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Becky Katz 4 years ago from Hereford, AZ Author

Lilyfly, I am not sure what you are telling me. I really appreciate yoiur support and thank you for visiting.

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Peggy W 4 years ago from Houston, Texas

I have been following Don (Dahoglund) for some time now and always enjoy his hubs. Nice tribute to this gentleman hubber!

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Becky Katz 4 years ago from Hereford, AZ Author

Peggy, so nice to hear from you. Don is a wonderful writer. His stories are always fun and interesting. I appreciate you coming by to visit.

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weestro 4 years ago from Virginia

Thanks Becky, looking forward to reading Dahoglund's hubs! Voted up and awesome!

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Becky Katz 4 years ago from Hereford, AZ Author

weestro, I know you will like Dahoglund writing. Thank you for coming by to visit.

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