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A remarkable account of one woman's ...
A remarkable account of one woman's experiences living in the mining camps and communities of the central Rocky Mountains during the late 19th century. Relive the history of the pioneer West, the nomadic, boom or bust economy of mining, the daily struggle for survival, and the beauty of life as Anne Ellis found it. Photographs.
Posted November 24, 2009
Anne Ellis tells her own story in the voice/ language of her childhood days. She and her family, not without flaws, came to live in the Colorado mining camps of the earliest days of the 20th century.
The tale is warm, heart-breaking, and colorful. You can feel the cold of cabin life. The rough, risky life of mining is not glossed over, and to see these images through the eyes of a child is most dramatic. This is NOT Little House on the Prairie.
I highly recommend this book, not just for history fans, but for those who enjoy memoir. I also think 'Tweens might like this story of challenge and overcoming the odds.