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Wilderness Homesteaders by Ethel Kavanaugh

Wilderness Homesteaders

by Ethel Kavanaugh

Publication: The Caxton Printers, Ltd, 1951, Caldwell

First edition, second printing. 8vo. Originally printed December, 1950. Blue & white decorated cloth, titles stamped in white on spine, maps on front and rear endpapers, [6], 303 pp., illustrated from photographs and drawings, frontispiece. This is the true story of a woman and her daughter who decided to leave San Francisco in 1935, and go to Alaska. The story of their arduous adventures, toil, adversities, and fun in challenging the wilderness cannot be compared to any other book. They had to make their own road, cut down logs, build their own snug cabin, and make long trips in freezing weather to haul in supplies. The author filed on a homestead thirty-five miles from Homer, Alaska, in 1942. Her daughter filed on an adjoining claim a few years later. Modern pioneer women who homesteaded in virgin territory without the assistance of men. Very good, tight, clean copy in dust jacket with light wear to the spine ends and corners.

Inventory Number: 48037

$375.00