Covered Wagon Women, Volume 11: Diaries and Letters from the Western Trails, 1879-1903

Covered Wagon Women, Volume 11: Diaries and Letters from the Western Trails, 1879-1903


The tales appear simple—they left, they traveled, they settled—yet the stressed westering impulse of american citizens created some of the most enduring figures in our frontier pantheon: the hardy pioneer persevering opposed to all odds. Undeterred through storms, ruthless bandits, towering mountains, and raging epidemics, the ladies in those volumes recommend why the pioneer represented the top beliefs and aspirations of a tender state. during this concluding quantity of the coated Wagon girls sequence, we see the ultimate animal-powered overland migrations that have been even then yielding to railroad trip and, in a couple of brief years, to the car. The diaries and letters resonate with the vigour and spirit that made attainable the settling and community-building of the yank West.

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