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

ISBN-10: 0762725818

ISBN-13: 9780762725816

Edition: 2003

Authors: Sarah Raymond Herndon, Mary Barmeyer O'Brien

List price: $10.95 Buy it from $3.00
30 day, 100% satisfaction guarantee

If an item you ordered from TextbookRush does not meet your expectations due to an error on our part, simply fill out a return request and then return it by mail within 30 days of ordering it for a full refund of item cost.

Learn more about our returns policy


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.
Used Starting from $8.28
New Starting from $10.88
what's this?
Rush Rewards U
Members Receive:
You have reached 400 XP and carrot coins. That is the daily max!
Study Briefs

Limited time offer: Get the first one free! (?)

All the information you need in one place! Each Study Brief is a summary of one specific subject; facts, figures, and explanations to help you learn faster.

Customers also bought

Book details

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 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.

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
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
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
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
Free shipping on orders over $35*

*A minimum purchase of $35 is required. Shipping is provided via FedEx SmartPost® and FedEx Express Saver®. Average delivery time is 1 – 5 business days, but is not guaranteed in that timeframe. Also allow 1 - 2 days for processing. Free shipping is eligible only in the continental United States and excludes Hawaii, Alaska and Puerto Rico. FedEx service marks used by permission."Marketplace" orders are not eligible for free or discounted shipping.

Learn more about the TextbookRush Marketplace.