OUTLASTING-THE-TRAIL

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Outlasting The Trail

Author : Mary Barmeyer O'Brien
ISBN : 0762751894
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Mary Rockwood Powers reluctantly left her comfortable life as a doctor's wife in Wisconsin in 1856, one of the many women whose destiny as a settler of the West was determined by her husband's wishes. Trading in her home for canvas roof and wheels, Mary, her husband, and their three children set out on the arduous trek westward to California. Shortly into their travels west, it became painfully obvious that Doctor Powers was simply not up to the task of making sure his family "outlasted the trail." Mary had to step in and become the head of the household with its canvas roof and wheels--leaving behind her ideals of femininity along with her beloved possessions. In Outlasting the Trail author Mary Barymeyer O'Brien uses the letters Mary Rockwood Powers wrote to her mother and sister back home as a stepping off point to further illuminate this remarkable woman's story. Based on the dramatic struggle a real family, this novel brings to life a fascinating slice of American history.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Heart Of The Trail

Author : Mary Barmeyer O'Brien
ISBN : 9781493026685
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Updated and expanded for its twentieth anniversary—the beloved book that tells the stories of the women who traveled West. In Heart of the Trail Mary Barmeyer O'Brien beautifully captures the triumphs and tribulations of women who crossed the American frontier by wagon during the great Western migration of the mid nineteenth century. While their stories are widely different, each of these remarkable women was inspiring, courageous, and resourceful. From the successes of mountaineer Julia Anna Archibald to the grueling trials of Mary Powers, these stories reflect the adventure and hardship experienced by the thousands of women who took to the trails. The legacy of their letters and diaries, most written on the trail, is a fascinating addition to understanding the history of the West. Mary Barmeyer O'Brien’s books on the pioneer experience include The Promise of the West; Jeannette Rankin: Bright Star in the Big Sky; Outlasting the Trail: The Story of a Woman's Journey West; May: The Hard-Rock Life of Pioneer May Arkwright Hutton; and Across Death Valley. She lives in Polson, Montana.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The Archaeology Of The Donner Party

Author : Donald L. Hardesty
ISBN : 0874176611
Genre : History
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The tragic saga of the Donner Party has inspired both legend and scholarship ever since the survivors were rescued from the High Sierra snows in the spring of 1847. This work offers insight into the ordeal of these ill-fated emigrants and demonstrates the vital role that archaeology can play in expanding our understanding of historical events.
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May

Author : Mary Barmeyer O'Brien
ISBN : 9780762797202
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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An adventurous single woman who knew how to cook, twenty-three-year-old May Arkwright moved — alone — to the remote valleys of northern Idaho in 1883. She opened a one-table restaurant for the silver prospectors near Wallace, serving her homemade berry pies and hot dishes. Before long, she was a well-known part of the fledgling mining district. May, a large, outspoken woman who favored low-cut, brightly colored dresses, scandalized the “proper” women of town. But her self-confidence and ease with people helped her make important friends among the miners, merchants, and railroad men who ate at her table. After she met and married local train engineer Al Hutton, the two invested in a mine upstream from Wallace. After several long years they struck it rich and moved to Spokane, where May spent the rest of her life working on philanthropic projects that still affect residents of the Pacific Northwest to this day. As related through the skilled storytelling of Mary Barmeyer O’Brien, this larger-than-life woman’s story adds a compelling new element to the history of the West.
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Backpacker

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Backpacker brings the outdoors straight to the reader's doorstep, inspiring and enabling them to go more places and enjoy nature more often. The authority on active adventure, Backpacker is the world's first GPS-enabled magazine, and the only magazine whose editors personally test the hiking trails, camping gear, and survival tips they publish. Backpacker's Editors' Choice Awards, an industry honor recognizing design, feature and product innovation, has become the gold standard against which all other outdoor-industry awards are measured.
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Jeannette Rankin

Author : Mary Barmeyer O'Brien
ISBN : 9781493017294
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The first woman ever elected to the U.S. Congress, Jeannette Rankin represented Montana for two terms in the U.S. House of Representatives. A leading advocate for both woman suffrage and world peace, she was instrumental in securing the right or Montana women to vote, five years before the right was granted nationally. As the sole female member of the U.S. Congress in 1919, Jeanette was the only woman to vote for national suffrage. This biography reveals Jeannette Rankin's life and personal story, exposing her many courageous and remarkable accomplishments.
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Across Death Valley

Author : Mary Barmeyer O'Brien
ISBN : 9780762755943
Genre : Fiction
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Across Death Valley tells the remarkable story of one woman's brave struggle to keep her family alive during one of the most arduous and dramatic episodes in the history of Western migration. A riveting narrative by a writer known for her books on pioneers, Across Death Valley is a fictionalized account based on the true story of the legendary journey that Juliet Wells Brier, her husband, and their three sons undertook during the Gold Rush from Salt Lake City to the settlement of Los Angeles. Departing Salt Lake City via wagon train, the Briers had been promised an easy trip along the well-traveled Old Spanish Trail to California. But, after several agonizing weeks, some of the families—the Briers included—broke off from the main group to continue on an unmapped shortcut. As hardships mounted they splintered into smaller groups until, finally, the Briers were traveling alone. Their chosen route led directly into Death Valley—eventually, on foot. Diminutive Julia piggybacked her youngest son even when she was near death from thirst and exhaustion. Rich in compelling detail, Across Death Valley is an unforgettable tale of courage, love, and hope.
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The Promise Of The West

Author : Mary Barmeyer O'Brien
ISBN : 9781493017270
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Driven by the promise of prosperity and opportunity on the frontier, thousands of men and women traveled west in the mid-1800s to forge a new life. Accompanying them were their children, wide-eyed and excited about the adventures that awaited them as they headed toward the setting sun. Little did they know how treacherous and grueling the trip would be. The toil and danger of overland travel forced parents to depend on their children to assist in their ultimate survival. Girls were called upon to help cook, set up and break camp, and mind younger siblings. Boys were called upon to help drive the wagons, herd the oxen and horses, assist with wagon repairs, and guard the camp at night. Even with their endless chores, many pioneer boys and girls found time to record the details of their journeys in letters and diaries. This collection of short episodes from the lives of these children on the trail offers fresh perspectives on the experience.
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Murder On The Gringo Trail

Author : Avram Mednick
ISBN : 9780595275144
Genre : Fiction
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"It was supposed to be the trip of a lifetime. It was the trip of a lifetime, but it didn't work out exactly as planned...They were going to travel again, in their fiftieth year, reprising two different trips they had taken in their twentieth and twenty-fifth years, respectively. They would go to...Bolivia and Peru, but not without experiencing New Orleans again." Thus starts our adventure, where we learn about Peter and Ax, boyhood friends who grew old together, and their adventures on the road.
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Road Trip Usa Appalachian Trail

Author : Jamie Jensen
ISBN : 9781631213724
Genre : Travel
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Rediscover the Open Road! From the idyllic towns of New England to the charming heart of Dixie, Road Trip USA: Appalachian Trail is classic roadside Americana at your fingertips! Inside you'll find: Mile-by-mile highlights so you can make the most of America's two-lane highways through New England, New York, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, and Georgia Driving maps covering over 2,000 miles, from the north woods of Maine, through Pennsylvania Dutch Country, down to the Great Smoky Mountains Full-color vintage and modern photos and illustrations of past and present America, in a slim, portable guide excerpted from Road Trip USA Roadside curiosities and detours revealing the personalities, history, and kitschy character of the small towns and thriving cities along the route Expert advice from road warrior Jamie Jensen, who has zoomed along nearly 400,000 miles of highway in search of the perfect road trip Road Trip USA: Appalachian Trail is so full of the beauty of the American road, why wait to start your next adventure? Hit the Road!
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