Buffalo, 1880. 343pp. plus portraits. Frontis. Original gilt cloth. Some fraying at spine extremities, else very good. The author spent ten years in Nevada and California. She left home for "the land of gold" in 1869 and travelled through Chicago, Omaha, and Reno before reaching California. Her narrative includes chapters about Indians and the mines, especially Virginia City and Comstock. An unusual western narrative by a woman. "The author and son rode the new transcontinental train through northern Nevada to Reno, where a waiting stage took them to Virginia City....The author's ten years in Nevada were filled with hardship, though there were happy moments and many unusual experiences...a hardnosed, prejudiced acerbic account written in a narrow, authoritative style" - Paher. Not in Graff or Cowan. PAHER 1249. HOWES M417, "aa." (Inventory #: WRCAM16242)
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