Montana Women Homesteaders

Author: Sarah Carter
Publisher: Farcountry Press
ISBN: 9781560374497
Size: 16.84 MB
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By shedding light on Montana's first women homesteaders--determined 19th- and early 20th-century pioneers--Carter reveals inspiring stories filled with joy, tragedy, and redemption.

Virginia City

Author: Thompson-Hickman County Library
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 9781439640685
Size: 15.14 MB
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Tucked between the Tobacco Root Mountains and Mount Baldy in southwestern Montana, Virginia City began in May 1863, when gold was discovered in Alder Gulch. Some 10,000 fortune seekers arrived, and the days of whiskey, revolvers, road agents, and vigilantes began. Boot Hill, overlooking the town, is a constant reminder of its rough, tough, and unruly past. A great number of mining towns have become ghost towns, but not Virginia City, thanks to the men and women who gave of themselves to establish a permanent town where families, schools, churches, businesses, and organizations would thrive.

The Female Frontier

Author: Glenda Riley
ISBN: 0700603549
Size: 19.81 MB
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Until the mid 1970s, frontierswomen appeared in histories of the American West only as one-dimensional stereotypes or not at all. The intention of this study is to demonstrate not only that women did play highly significant and multifaceted roles in the development of the American West but also that their lives as settlers displayed fairly consistent patterns which transcended geographic sections of the frontier. Further, the author maintains that these shared experiences and responses of frontierswomen constituted a "female frontier." In other words, frontierswomen's responsibilities, life styles, and sensibilities were shaped more by gender considerations than by region.

Tall Tales Of Montana Homesteading And Beyond

Author: Thelma Van Hook Kirkish
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 9781462899159
Size: 18.85 MB
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A biography and moving story of a remarkable lady, who is an avid horsewomen since the day she was born. Homesteading days in southeastern Montana on the prairie is about a strong hard working family surviving hardships and heartbreak including love along the way. The mode of transportation was usually a horse or horse and buggy. No electricity, inside plumbing or water just the light of the kerosene lamps. During the depression years the family made their own good times with many humorous stories and made the best of the bad. This story takes you to Missoula, Montana then to Grand Coulee Dam as it was being built then later to San Francisco during World War 11 where she raised her three teenaged daughters and then the fun began.

Rural Women Teachers In The United States

ISBN: 0810831562
Size: 19.85 MB
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Provides a starting point for further research on the lives and duties of rural women teachers. It collects in a single bibliography a wide variety of material on rural women teachers from Colonial America to the 1940s including archival material, letters, diaries, journals, fiction, and dissertations.

Land Of The Burnt Thigh

Author: Edith Eudora Kohl
Publisher: Minnesota Historical Society Press
ISBN: 0873511999
Size: 18.13 MB
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A fascinating memoir of homesteading in South Dakota in the early twentieth century.