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Tomboy Bride / Edition 2
     

Tomboy Bride / Edition 2

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by Harriet Fish Backus, Houston Pam, Robert G Walton
 

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ISBN-10: 0871085127

ISBN-13: 9780871085122

Pub. Date: 01/15/1980

Publisher: Pruett Publishing Company

Harriet Backus writes about her life as an assayer's wife and true pioneer of the West with heart-felt emotion and vivid detail. Sharing her amusing and often challenging experiences as a new bride in the high San Juan Mountains where the Tomboy Mine operated above Telluride, Colorado, she paints a poignant picture of the people, and the life centered around silver

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Harriet Backus writes about her life as an assayer's wife and true pioneer of the West with heart-felt emotion and vivid detail. Sharing her amusing and often challenging experiences as a new bride in the high San Juan Mountains where the Tomboy Mine operated above Telluride, Colorado, she paints a poignant picture of the people, and the life centered around silver mining where most of the book takes place. It is a skillfully written account from a women's perspective in a rough and tumble mining town that has made this book a classic for women's studies.  Harriet's life followed her husband George's career which took them many places beyond the San Juan Mountains including the rugged coast of British Columbia, and the mountainous mining town of Elk City, Idaho and back to Colorado's Leadville. Although both Hattie and George were from the San Francisco bay area where they eventually retired, her heart never quite left the rugged mountain trails of the high San Juans of Colorado.
 

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780871085122
Publisher:
Pruett Publishing Company
Publication date:
01/15/1980
Series:
Pruett Series
Edition description:
REVISED
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
466,014
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.70(d)

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Tomboy Bride 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is an extremly interesting book about the struggles of settlement. I found it particularly interesting since I visted some of these areas this summer you can just imagine the scenarios relived.
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