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Covered Wagon Women, Vol. 9

Diaries and Letters from the Western Trails, 1864-1868 (Covered Wagon Women 9)

by Frances H. Simson

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Published by Bison Books .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • American history: c 1800 to c 1900,
  • Essays, journals, letters & other prose works,
  • c 1800 to c 1900,
  • Overland journeys to the Pacif,
  • U.S. History - Westward Expansion,
  • Women In The U.S.,
  • Women pioneers,
  • History - U.S.,
  • United States - General,
  • History: American,
  • USA,
  • Overland journeys to the Pacific,
  • United States - 19th Century/Old West,
  • Women"s Studies - History,
  • History / United States / 19th Century,
  • Social Science : Women"s Studies - History,
  • Women"s Studies - General,
  • Frontier and pioneer life,
  • Biography,
  • History,
  • West (U.S.)

  • Edition Notes

    ContributionsKenneth L. Holmes (Editor), David Duniway (Introduction)
    The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages258
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL7905912M
    ISBN 100803272987
    ISBN 109780803272989

    If wives began the trail unwillingly and were tense about the trail to come, the elephant often reflected these concerns unconsciously. Thanks for stopping by. Most millers either had to discard the middlings or further refine it. Large amounts of fresh fruit were too heavy and too perishable to carry long distances.

    Merchants displayed the cones by hanging them with a heavy string or cord that ran vertically through the center. Most quickly remarried - a married couple received more acres of property from the government. Also meaningful is the link between the pink elephants as a hallucination and the 19th century elephant as a mythical elephant that never appeared in tangible form but as an imaginary vision. It was at these later stages of the trail that pioneers were finally elephant-weary and showed anger or frustration towards the colossus that had at first given them such high hopes. After all the planning and measuring, many things had to be left behind.

    Richard O. Because the following advertisement is so intriguing, I imagine, and hope, that someone gave it a try. The homemaker was advised to sift or rub it through a sieve before use. Merrill J. I discovered there are informative introductions to each woman as well, written by researchers who tracked, through official records births, deaths, marriages and real estate documents, supporting information which fills out the historical context behind the letters and diaries. Asiatic cholera was introduced inside of the first thirty days.


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Covered Wagon Women, Vol. 9 book

The popular name for that drink was "skullvarnish. Palmer, Journal of Travels, p. Having a good supply of food items was critical to the emigrants, but food also was a primary way of providing some pleasure and variety during the endless days of riding and walking.

Moreover, both the portable soup and meat biscuits were lightweight, convenient and nutritious product. CA: The Talisman Press,p. They probably wreaked havoc on wagons and stock, but the pioneers likely could not help but be impressed by the unmatched forces of nature at play on the open plains.

Shorts, middlings and superfine flour require an explanation. Merchants displayed the cones by hanging them with a heavy string or cord that ran vertically through the center. They walked miles over some of the roughest terrain America possesses - rocks, sand, dust, mud - over flat rutted trails and up and down mountain paths.

I do not recall that anyone was drowned, while we were there, but few outfits got over with all their livestock. Her mother-in-law was no slouch when it came to trying on new lifestyles either. A typical food list such as that from Joel Palmer's guide would include for each adult: two hundred pounds of flour, thirty pounds of pilot bread, seventy-five pounds of bacon, ten pound of rice, five pounds of coffee, two pounds of tea, twenty-five pounds of sugar, half a bushel of dried beans, one bushel of dried fruit, two pound of saleratus [baking soda], ten pounds of salt, half a bushel of corn meal; and it is well to have half a bushel of corn, parched and ground; a small keg of vinegar should also be taken.

Before night, Father was stricken. Richard O. In the process of removing the bran in order to get a white flour, the middlings became separated. Saleratus became available commercially in and was packaged in paper envelopes with recipes. They sewed, weaved, knitted and mended clothes and bedding.

Cummings, The American and His Food, p. The family bought four hundred acres of land in Page County, Iowa, for dollars and made it their permanent home. They found beauty, peace and a vigorous life they enjoyed very much, as much as the men, and established businesses and families with determination and hope for the future.

Shorts was defined in Catherine Beecher's book, A Treatise on Domestic Economy, as "the coarser part of wheat bran.Get this from a library!

Covered wagon women: diaries & letters from the Western trails. [Kenneth L Holmes; David Duniway;] -- V. 1. The women who traveled west in covered wagons during the s speak through these letters and diaries.

Here are the voices of Tamsen Donner and young Virginia Reed, members of the ill-fated. Read the full-text online edition of Covered Wagon Women: Diaries & Letters from the Western Trails, - Vol.

Covered Wagon Women, Volume 3: Diaries and Letters from the Western Trails, 1851

1 (). » Books» Book details, Covered Wagon Women: Diaries & Letters from the Covered Wagon Women: Diaries & Letters from the Western Trails, - Vol. 1. By Kenneth L. Holmes. No cover image. The diaries and letters of women on the overland trails in the mid- to late nineteenth century are treasured documents.

These eleven selections drawn from the multivolume Covered Wagon Women series present the best first-person trail accounts penned by women in their teens who traveled west between and Ranging in age from eleven to Price: $ May 24,  · Eliza Ann McAuley Covered Wagon Woman By Kathryn Lang May 24, at Quoted from the book, -Covered Wagon Women- author, Holmes, vol.

IV, Ch, publisher, Arthur H. Clark Co. Book found in Sacramento Mormon Family History Center on Eastern Ave. Covered Wagon Women: Diaries & Letters from the Western TrailsVol.

Covered Wagon Women: Diaries and Letters from the Western Trails, 1840

3, edited by Kenneth L. Holmes $ Add to cart; Covered Wagon Women: Diaries & Letters from the Western TrailsVol. 7, edited by Kenneth L. Holmes $ Add to cart. The phrase seeing the elephant is an Americanism which refers to gaining experience of the world at a significant cost. It was a popular expression of the mid to late 19th century throughout the United States in the Mexican–American War, the Texan Santa Fe Expedition, the American Civil War, the Gold Rush, and the Westward Expansion Trails (Oregon Trail, California Trail, Mormon Trail).