Days on the Road Crossing the Plains in 1865, the Diary of Sarah Raymond Herndon

ISBN-10: 0762725818
ISBN-13: 9780762725816
Edition: 2003
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List price: $10.95
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Globe Pequot Press, The
Publication date: 4/1/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 128
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.440
Language: English

Sarah Raymond was an unmarried woman of twenty-four who in May 1865--barely a month after the end of the Civil War--mounted her beloved pony and headed west alongside the wagon carrying her mother and two younger brothers. They traveled by wagon train over the Great Plains toward the Rocky Mountains, with no certain idea of where they would settle themselves but a strong desire to leave war-torn Missouri behind and start a new life. Days on the Road is the story of this remarkable journey and of the young woman who made it. Written on the trail and originally published in 1902, it is a tribute to all of the emigrants who made their way west and the tale of a truly extraordinary woman.

Sarah Raymond Herndon left her home in Missouri in May 1865 and traveled west in the company of her mother, younger brothers, and fellow emigrants, finally arriving in Virginia City, Montana Territory, at the height of the Gold Rush boom in that rough frontier town. She spent the rest of her life in Montana, and published the story of her western journey in 1900.Mary Barmeyer O'Brien is the author of Heart of the Trail, Into the Western Winds, Toward the Setting Sun, and Bright Star in the Big Sky, a biography of Montana's Jeannette Rankin.She lives in Polson, Montana.

Foreword
Preface to the 1902 Edition
We Start
Our First Camp
Through Memphis
I Meet an Acquaintance
An Addition to Our Party
Bloomfield, Iowa
Beautiful Apples
Miss Milburn's Love Story
A Letter to Brother Mac
The Icarian Community
A Swing among the Trees
A Fatal Accident
Bereavement
A Funeral
On the Banks of the Big Muddy
Our Last Day with Miss Milburn
We Have Our Pictures Taken
A Yankee Homestead
We Meet a Friend
On the Banks of the Platte
The Order of Our Going
Fort Kearney
Eleven Graves
A Narrow Escape
Beaux
We Decide to Go to Montana
Prairie Dogs
Preaching Services
Music in Camp
The Mountains in Sight
A Town of Tents and Wagons
We Worship in the Wilderness
We Celebrate the Fourth
The Black Hills
We Visit a Beautiful Spring
We Cut Our Names in Stone
Laramie Plains
In the Rain
Indians
We Climb Elk Mountain
We Cross the North Platte
Neelie Is Sick
The Summit of the Rocky Mountains
Sim Buford Sick
Our Train Divided
We Overtake the California Train
On Bitter Creek
Delayed Another Day
A Fatal Shooting
Tried for Murder
We Leave the Train
Wild Currants Galore
Mr. Curry's Horses Stolen
Anxiously Waiting at Ham's Fork
The Wanderers' Return
Sim's Story of Their Wanderings
Bear River Mountain
We Meet Captain Hardinbrooke's Brother
Mormon Towns in Idaho
We Meet Men Returning to the States
Mother and I Save Joe's Life
Dick Is Sold. Oh, Dear
Mother's Birthday
Sweet Water Canon
The End of Our Journey

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