By Mary Rodd Furbee

ISBN-10: 0471235091

ISBN-13: 9780471235095

ISBN-10: 0471383007

ISBN-13: 9780471383000

Superb real tales of the main notable girls in American historyThey have been brave, ingenious pioneers, enduring and adventurous. They made hard trips, carved careers out of the barren region, defied conventions, and fought for his or her freedom. They have been group leaders, artists, and marketers. those Outrageous ladies of the yankee Frontier boldly confronted the gritty realities of day-by-day life?everything from hunger to shootouts?and made their mark in history!Among the outrageous ladies you?ll meet are:* Charlie Parkhurst?who disguised herself as a guy, drove a stagecoach for 20 years, and used to be most likely the 1st American girl to vote* Bridget "Biddy" Mason?a former slave who won her freedom within the 1850s and made adequate funds to establish numerous houses for the homeless, in poor health, and outdated* Gertrudis Barcelo?Santa Fe?s "Gambling Queen" who saved her maiden identify, owned her personal on line casino, and helped the U.S. win the Mexican-American battle* Libbie Custer?wife of the recognized basic and a skilled author who chronicled her frontier adventures in books that made her a prosperous womanAlso to be had within the Outrageous girls series...* Outrageous ladies of precedent days* Outrageous girls of Colonial the United States* Outrageous girls of the center a while* Outrageous girls of the Renaissance

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In the beginning, she rode in a covered wagon. Within weeks, however, a whip in her hand and wide-brimmed bonnet tied securely under her chin, she drove a wagon through sleet, dust, hail, and snow. On the first leg of the journey, tensions mounted as Mormons and non-Mormons competed for water and grazing ground. Yet an amazing thing began to happen. On the frontier, mutual need helped ease the tensions between the former mortal enemies. The Mormons were expert ferry builders, and the non-Mormons had extra flour and cornmeal.

In the beginning, she rode in a covered wagon. Within weeks, however, a whip in her hand and wide-brimmed bonnet tied securely under her chin, she drove a wagon through sleet, dust, hail, and snow. On the first leg of the journey, tensions mounted as Mormons and non-Mormons competed for water and grazing ground. Yet an amazing thing began to happen. On the frontier, mutual need helped ease the tensions between the former mortal enemies. The Mormons were expert ferry builders, and the non-Mormons had extra flour and cornmeal.

When she died in 1924, she left a fortune of $4 million. Since Lotta had no children, her money went to charities supporting aging actors, veterans, and animals. qxd 12/27/01 7:12 AM Page 42 prayers for sick men dying in their bunks. Diseases, such as scurvy, dysentery, and Panama fever ran rampant in dirty, crowded Sacramento. After only a couple of months, the work took its toll on Luzena and she, too, fell ill. The Wilsons decided to sell their interest in the hotel and return to the tent city until Luzena regained her health.

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