Hans Mattson first winter in minnesota
Mattsons encountered a scary experience with friends going out to chop more wood. At first weather was mild, then turned bitterly cold.
To keep warm they took turns walking or running behind the sleigh
One of the guys sat down in the cold snowy ground and did not want to move, with much persuasion Mattson got the guy to get back on the sleigh otherwise the guy would of have died out in the brutal cold conditions.
Mattson gathered enough wood to build a little house. The weather was harsh, very little supplies and barely surviving the first Minnesota Winter.