Backwoods Girl Little Girl in Hen Valley
Watson, Ruth Risetter
   

Ruth grew up on a farm in the shelter of Walden's Ridge. She encountered dangers as diverse as harrows and hornets, screaming locomotives and car thieves. She marveled at the majesty of the Harvey Hannah mansion and the variety of goods for sale in Sienknechts General Store. She found that helping somebody else was also like planting - sharing love or encouragement could grow as joy seeds in somebody's heart.

This book pictures mountain life of 1927-1930, simple, yet often painful. There were no conveniences such as electricity, running water, telephones, or good roads. Horses were still used for work and transportation, but Fords were fast replacing them.