Covered Wagon Women, Volume 10: Diaries and Letters from the Western Trails, 1875-1883

Covered Wagon Women, Volume 10: Diaries and Letters from the Western Trails, 1875-1883

by Kenneth L. Holmes
     
 

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Forty years after the legendary overland travels of Oregon pioneers in the 1840s, Lucy Clark Allen wrote, “the excitement continues.” Economic hard times in Minnesota sent Allen and her husband to Montana in hopes of evading the droughts, grasshoppers, and failed crops that had plagued their farm. Allen and her compatriots, in this volume of CoveredSee more details below

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Forty years after the legendary overland travels of Oregon pioneers in the 1840s, Lucy Clark Allen wrote, “the excitement continues.” Economic hard times in Minnesota sent Allen and her husband to Montana in hopes of evading the droughts, grasshoppers, and failed crops that had plagued their farm. Allen and her compatriots, in this volume of Covered Wagon Women, experience a much different journey than their predecessors. Many settlements now await those bound for the West, with amenities such as hotels and restaurants, as well as grain suppliers to provide feed for the horses and mules that had replaced the slower oxen in pulling wagons. Routes were clearly marked—some had been replaced entirely by railroad tracks. Nevertheless, many of the same dangers, fears, and aspirations confronted these dauntless women who traveled the overland trails.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780803272996
Publisher:
University of Nebraska Press
Publication date:
03/28/2000
Series:
Covered Wagon Women Series
Pages:
277
Sales rank:
915,466
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.62(d)

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