Peter and veronica michelbach immigrated to Arizona from Germany where they homesteaded on beautiful Hart Prairie on the San Francisco Peaks near Flagstaff. Mary ann tewksbury moved with her family to Pleasant Valley, Arizona where her life was changed forever by the Pleasant Valley War, Americas most deadly family feud.
Also working as a telephone operator she saved a town from a flash flood. Ruth jordan realized her dream to teach in a one room schoolhouse, killing rattlesnakes on the side! After her marriage she and her husband purchased a homestead near Sedona, Arizona. Pearl cromer spent the first seven years of her life in a covered wagon.
True stories of pioneer women in Arizona and the West.
Unbreakable Dolls: Eight, True Stories of Courageous Pioneer Women Who Helped Settle Northern ArizonaJane pendley’s slide rock State Park fairy tale life in Oak Creek Canyon. Gracie hatcher, along with 5 small children, fled an abusive marriage and racial prejudice in Louisiana. Beautiful cherie blair, rodeo champion and American All Around Cowgirl of 1940 An expanded story with more information and more photos is available as a single story eBook, Elizabeth Heiser: Cattle Rancher & Cougar.
Ermelinda zanzucchi came from Italy to the mining town of Jerome. She became a harvey girl and went on to become a prominent business woman and property owner in Arizona. Reader favorite elizabeth heiser, a colorful woman who spent a winter alone with her horses at the bottom of the Grand Canyon. Along with each story is a humorous short story about Arizona written by the authors father, V.
G. Belle mexicano’s life on the reservation is fascinating as well as her traditional Navajo wedding. Bess siler, cover photo was born in poverty in Michigan. Eight true stories of amazing women in Northern Arizona who have not been written about before. Benson.
Unbreakable Dolls of Arizona: Six True Stories of Amazing Pioneer Women.Bear then left california and headed to oak creek canyon, arizona a good place to hide from the law!Guadalupe Vasquez and her husband fled Mexico to escape Pancho Villa to find a new life in Flagstaff, Arizona, a sweet story! Cecil Creswell who changed her name three different times ran away from home at age 14.
She eventually arrived in Winslow, Arizona to work as a Harvey Girl. Katherine beard came on the railroad from Kansas to work on the Navajo and Hopi reservations. Martha purtymun baked a saw into a cake to help her father, the very colorful Bear Howard, escape from jail. Featuring: sarah ashurst who tied her two year old daughter Eve to a wagon wheel so she wouldnt wander off while she gave birth, unassisted to the baby that would become Arizona's first senator.
Her cowboy skills, roping and riding launched her into a new career, as a cattle thief. She arrived full of hopes and dreams and for the first year was a virtual prisoner high atop a mesa. Her story of continued perseverance is inspiring!with each story of these remarkable women, the author has paired a complementary humorous short story about the "Good ol' Days" in Arizona written by the author's father in the 1960's and 70's.
. True stories of fascinating pioneer women in Arizona. That was only the beginning of sarah's adventures as she and her family headed to the Arizona Territory! Kate Lyall, a single mother with four children homesteaded in Southern Arizona in Doubtful Canyon, so named because early pioneers were "doubtful" they would survive.
Saints & Scoundrels: Thirty-Two, True Stories of Colorful Characters of the American WestI hope you enjoy reading about them as much as I enjoyed writing about them! Here's to FUN history! While doing research for my three books on pioneer women, too and Three Cheers for Unbreakable Dolls, Unbreakable Dolls, Unbreakable Dolls, I came across such fascinating stories! While in Texas I heard the wonderful story of Rabbi Henry Cohen.
In raton, new mexico doing research on the life of Sally Rooke, I read about Tom the Dog and the Peg Leg prostitute. My research for clara brown turned up the amazing story of Barney Ford, a runaway slave who became one of the richest men in Colorado. You will never forget the story of "Stagecoach" Mary Fields from Montana.
Good men and bad women, good women and bad men, children and a few animals. There are 32 short stories in all.
Clara Brown: The Rags to Riches True Story of a Freed Slave of Central City, ColoradoClara worked her way west on a wagon train bound for Colorado by doing laundry and cooking for 26 single men who were on the wagon train. This single story eBook is the expanded version, with much more information and 9 photos. What clara accomplishes in her 28 years of freedom will simply astound you! I first wrote about Clara Brown in my book Unbreakable Dolls, Too.
The wonderful and inspiring story of clara brown, 1800-1885, is one of my all-time favorite stories! At age 36 Clara was separated from her beloved husband Richard and three children on the auction block. After being freed at the age of 57, she begins a tireless search for her only remaining family member, her daughter Eliza Jane.
Across the Plains Illustrated: A first hand account of pioneer life in the American WestCatherine sager's accountabout 1860 catherine, the oldest of the Sager girls, wrote a first-hand account of their journey across the plains and their life with the Whitmans. They were later adopted by marcus whitman and narcissa Whitman, the children were orphaned a second time, missionaries in what is now Washington, when both their new parents were killed during the Whitman massacre in November 1847.
The eastern part of the oregon trail spanned part of the future state of Kansas and nearly all of what are now the states of Nebraska and Wyoming. A survivor, she was also taken captive by the Indians. Before 1844 he had moved his growing family three times. Her story describes the terrible journey which the early Oregon settlers made in order to settle and colonise a new territory with many hardships and heartaches along the way.
This account today is regarded as one of the most authentic accounts of the American westward migration. During their journey both he and his wife lost their lives and left their seven children orphaned. In april 1844 henry and his family took part in the great westward migration and started their journey along the Oregon Trail.
Her story shows how difficult life was for the early pioneers and gives a true insight into the early American West. What was the oregon trail?the oregon trail is a 2, 200-mile 3, 500 km historic east–west large-wheeled wagon route and emigrant trail that connected the Missouri River to valleys in Oregon.
Pioneer life seen through the eyes of a young girl.
Life in Prairie Land 1846We advise all who would laugh heartily over passages of keen satire, who would shed a tear over some of the most touching and thrilling incidents they have ever yet perused, or be charmed with glowing and beautiful descriptions, to read this volume. Miss farnham's book has all the charm of entire novelty.
Miss farnham enters into the business and enjoyments of western life with a heartiness that cannot fail to lend interest to her book. This is one of the most readable books of the season. Its intrinsic value, aside from the high reputation of the authoress, must give it a wide circulation. Her conceptions, both of abstract truths, and of things visible and tangible, seem always to be distinct and vivid, hence the pictures she draws have all the life, like coloring and freshness of reality.
It has a few faults—what book has not? But where there exists so much to praise we are not disposed to cavil at minor defects. The author of “life in prairie Land, ” has for some years past contributed largely to many of our leading periodicals. Many of them doubtless, we confess, to actual experience of Prairie Lite, will prefer the comforts of their present lot, after reading it, though for ourselves, the perusal of this book has only strengthened our desire for emigration.
It is so rich in graphic descriptions of character and scenery, and lively pictures of domestic life, that the reader who takes it up for a few moment's amusement, —in well told anecdotes, will hardly be able to lay it down until the book is finished. There is much likewise, in the subject of this work to recommend it, particularly to city readers.
It conveys a graphic, possibly here and there a little exaggerated, and probably true picture of western life, but taken as a whole full of interest, rich and racy.
"Stagecoach" Mary Fields: Montana's Legendary PioneerThis is a very short story, reading time under 15 minutes, but one of my favorites! It is the wonderful story of "Stagecoach" Mary Fields, 1832-1914. Her arrival and subsequent life in Cascade, Montana would make her a legend. Little is known of her during her 30 plus years as a slave in Tennessee, or her life shortly thereafter.
Enjoy this great, inspiring and very humorous story of one amazing woman! .
Elizabeth Heiser: Pioneer Cattle Rancher & Cougar, of Flagstaff, ArizonaThis short eBook is both educational and entertaining! Their life near Flagstaff, Arizona is fascinating. Equally fascinating is Elizabeth's second marriage. In the early 1890's charles and elizabeth Heiser headed west from their hometown of Buffalo, New York to prove up a homestead in the Arizona Territory.
Days On The Road: Crossing The Plains In 1865After four months and four days, the wagon train finally arrived in Virginia City, Montana in early September, and they set about beginning their new lives. Unvarnished and evocative, days on the Road is an extraordinary journal of what it was really like on the trail for the many who emigrated west in a bid to start over.
Sarah raymond herndon 1840-1914 arrived in Montana at the height of the Gold Rush in 1865. In addition to days on the Road she also kept a diary of her experiences in Virginia City. Herndon in 1867. After teaching there for one school year, she married James M. Why are we here? why have we left home, and loved ones, 1865, sarah raymond mounted her beloved pony and, riding alongside the wagon carrying her mother and two younger brothers, friends, who have made so large a part of our lives and added so much to our happiness?”On May 1, relatives, associates, left war-torn Missouri and headed west.
With the sole motive of bettering themselves, the Raymonds began their journey undecided as to whether California or Oregon would be their ultimate destination. By the middle of june, however, they had been persuaded that Montana was in fact the place to make for and the train altered path accordingly. As they passed through iowa, nebraska and Wyoming towards the Rocky Mountains, they faced all manner of perils in experiencing the harsh reality of life on the Great Plains.
The Murderous Madam: The True Story of Dollie Wiley of Prescott, ArizonaIt's not easy turning a serial killer into a humorous story, but I think I have done a good job in this VERY short, about a 15 minute read, story. I know when i present the murderous Madam at speaking engagements, my audience is howling! Dollie Wiley was known to collect two things, husbands and diamonds.
As a prostitute and madam, the diamonds were her safety net. Why bother with a prolonged and messy divorce when a pistol or rat poison is within easy reach? Diamonds worked out well, husbands didn't. Dollie married quickly and frequently, because her husbands died quickly and frequently.