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Sixteen Years On The Great American Desert Or, The Trials And Triumphs Of A Frontier Life by  Mrs. A. M. Green

Sixteen Years On The Great American Desert Or, The Trials And Triumphs Of A Frontier Life

by Mrs. A. M. Green

First edition. 8vo. Original tan wrappers, with titles printed in brown on the front cover, 84 pp., preface, errata. The author tells of leaving her home in Franklin, Pennsylvania in 1870 to travel with her husband and two children to move to Greeley, Colorado as part of a small group known as the "Union Colony." She tells of the settlement of Greeley, life in Greeley, her home there, and their ranch outside the town, visitors from Pennsylvania, her attempts to earn money by baking bread, washing clothes, ironing, etc. She also tells of hardships due to her husband leaving her alone with the children for weeks at a time while he went with others to mine for coal, and of a plague of locusts that damaged their crops and laid their eggs in the soil in order to hatch at a later time and damage crops again. Clearly Mrs. Green loved her family and her home in Pennsylvania and she accommodated hardships in order to comply with her husband's desire to have a home in the far west. Much information on Colorado, especially the Greeley and Fort Collins areas. Minor wear to the fore-edges else a very good, tight copy housed in a cloth clamshell case with a leather spine label and titles stamped in gilt.

Inventory Number: 45629

$5,000.00