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Westering Women Helen Markley Miller

Westering Women

Helen Markley Miller

Published 1961
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Hardback
240 pages
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What does it take to be a pioneer?Sue Shelby left a Kentucky plantation to marry trader Sam Magoffin and lived as a wandering princess on the Santa Fe Trail...Eliza Snow fled with five thousand fellow Mormons to the Great Salt Lake in Utah, where sheMoreWhat does it take to be a pioneer?Sue Shelby left a Kentucky plantation to marry trader Sam Magoffin and lived as a wandering princess on the Santa Fe Trail...Eliza Snow fled with five thousand fellow Mormons to the Great Salt Lake in Utah, where she married Brigham Young and helped to build the dream city of Zion...calculating Eilley Orrum left Scotland at fourteen, came to America, married a rich Mormon farmer, left him when he took three other young wives, and finally struck it rich when her third husband became a partner in the Comstock Lode...little Lalu Nathoy, a Chinese slave girl, made a garden spot in the wilderness of Crooked Creek...Esther Morris won a hard-fought battle for female suffrage when the first woman cast her ballot in Wyoming in 1870...In dramatic and individualized biographies, Helen Markley Miller gives a panoramic view of the pioneer movement and brings to life the spiritual and physical courage of fourteen very different women who helped to build the West.