Allan B. Fredrickson's New Book 'Uncle Orlan' Accounts the Eventful Journeys of the Larsons and Allan's Uncle Orlan

Allan B. Fredrickson, a writer who retired from veterinary medicine in 2007, has completed his most recent book “Uncle Orlan”: a gripping and potent novel that brings out the profound tales in the farm beyond the barns and the coops and the crops.

Allan writes, “Allan B. Fredrickson’s grandparents, Nels and Augusta Larson, raised eighteen children on their homestead in the Turtle Mountains in northern North Dakota. Of the eight boys, six of them farmed in the area near Lake Metigoshe, north of Bottineau. Allan spent his summers working on their farms with most of his time working for his uncle Orlando (known as Orlan). Shortly after receiving his doctor’s degree in veterinary medicine from the University of Minnesota, he and his wife, Barbara, signed on as an associate with a veterinarian in Mount Vernon, Washington, where they reside to this day.


Nels and Augusta Larson had a 160-acre farm, and on it was a small clapboard house, a straw pole barn, a wooden grain bin, and a log chicken coop. The house had two rooms upstairs, which served as a bedroom for the ten girls and one for the eight boys. Their clothes were stored in open wooden boxes. Nels had a string of milk cows, beef cattle, and a few sheep and farmed with two teams of draft horses.


Orlan grew up knowing he would always be a dirt farmer and cattle rancher. After two divorces, he lost everything he owned or wanted and fell into a modest career of training and racing standardbred harness horses in California and Arizona. He lost contact with most of his family and died a lonely, broken-down man.”

Published by Fulton Books, Allan B. Fredrickson’s book is an interesting narrative throughout the farm adventures and misadventures of Allan, his uncle Orlando, and the family.

Readers who wish to experience this riveting work can purchase “Uncle Orlan” at bookstores everywhere, or online at the Apple iTunes store, Amazon, Google Play or Barnes and Noble.

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Source: Fulton Books


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