By Brandon Marie Miller
In 1849 Luzena Wilson set out for California in a lined wagon along with her husband and little boys, hungry to affix the tide of gold seekers. Like hundreds of thousands of others, Luzena undertook the approximately 2,000 mile trip to an unknown land, the place she'd upward push from flood and hearth, a survivor of the wild frontier.
From months at the path to existence in a sod hut, western girls tailored to their new lives and located attractiveness within the rugged, usually risky panorama. They helped tame the Wild West as they farmed, ranched, saved retailers, based libraries and church buildings, staffed colleges, and received the precise to vote.
utilizing magazine entries and letters domestic, writer Brandon Marie Miller shall we the ladies converse for themselves in stories of braveness, enduring spirit, and event. Meet girls akin to homesteader Miriam Colt, entrepreneur Clara Brown, military spouse Frances Grummond, naturalist Martha Maxwell, missionary Narcissa Whitman, and political rabble-rouser Mary Lease.
Women of the Frontier...