Adventures in Persevering, Pioneers of the 20th Century gives insight into the ways people lived and coped with shortages and hardships of the Great Depression. It reads like a novel as it takes a family through many changing situations, the death of the mother when 7 children were from 2 yrs to 18 yrs old, the sacrifices made to hold them together, and later contributions of each. Many historically significant events, places and people are involved: Early pioneers (& Indian influences), the development & benefits of irrigation systems, the discovery of an ancient waterwheel, and benefits that resulted from irrigation. The family pioneered in Eastern Oregon, grubbing out sagebrush to make productive farms "blossom as the rose." A devastating hailstorm occurred, but was overcome. Changes in school systems, and the influence of education on members of the family and communities are involved. Family values, preparation and preservation of foods, and equipment changes are given. Challenges occurred during and because of WWII, including a little known strike on the Oregon Coast. Members of the family participated in it and in the Korean War. Progress of each family member contrasts the changes in modern farming, lumber harvest, and space opportunities. Maps, poetry, anecdotes, and many pictures enhance the book, both B/W and color, which is available in electronic document.