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Tale of a True 20th Century Working Woman, Lofton, Published by Outskirts Press

Veteran author Kent D. Walsh presents a panorama of twentieth century American history through his tale of the remarkable life of Lofton Fox, a woman who characterized the best of her generation.

Yacolt, WA, June 21, 2012 --( Author Kent D. Walsh announced today the release of his sixth book, Lofton, Journal of an American Woman, published by Outskirts Press. Walsh chronicles the fascinating, ninety-eight year life of Lofton Fox as she lives through the Great Depression, two world wars, the Civil Rights movement and all the technological innovations of the twentieth century that made her life as a productive poultry farmer dramatically different at the end than at the beginning of that era.

Born to Austrian immigrant parents in 1901, Lofton Fox was the first generation to be born in America. This was the land of opportunity and when Lofton married Melvin Fox and they moved out from his parents’ poultry farm to start a chicken farm of their own, her only fear was that Melvin might still be in love with his ex-wife.

Many decades later, that fear proved unnecessary.

Lofton and Melvin started off slowly achieving their dream of success and self-sufficiency as poultry farmers. The first home of their own was a tiny apartment above a chicken coop next door to Lofton’s new in-laws, but after an argument between Melvin and his dad, they purchased a farm of their own, bought five hundred baby chicks, remodeled a small, primitive house and built several chicken coops. This was suddenly a major second step toward their dream.

During the Depression Melvin was forced to take another job to meet expenses, and Lofton became solely responsible for running the farm. She had to do all the household duties, the farm chores, the maintenance of the property, the purchase of feed, the care of the chickens and the catering to her husband when he arrived home late at night, exhausted and hungry.

For one period of more than five years she was never able to leave the farm.

Throughout all this Lofton maintained a strong belief in God and her country, adored her husband and became a humble and anonymous icon of those values of endurance, hard work and hope that defined the best of twentieth century American women. Hers is a remarkable story.

Lofton is available on-line in paperback through Amazon and Barnes and Noble and at for a maximum trade discount in quantities of ten or more.

Format: 6 x 9 paperback cream ISBN: 978-1-4327-8921-3 SRP: $16.95
Genre: Nonfiction/biography/women/20th Century American history

About the author:

Kent D. Walsh was born in Minot, North Dakota, but grew up in Vancouver, Washington. As a youngster, he spent most of his time fishing and exploring the tree-covered banks of a small stream called Burnt Bridge Creek. His imagination helped him to begin writing short stories and poetry at a very young age, and he has enjoyed the process ever since. The author was inspired by his wife, Madeline, to begin publishing his work. Kent and Madeline currently live in rural Washington State. This is Kent’s sixth published book. Readers are cordially invited to visit his website:

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