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Fifteen Thousand Miles by Stage

By Strahorn, Carrie Adell

University of Nebraska Press, 1988. First edition thus. Hardcover. Fine. University of Nebraska Press, 1988. First edition thus. Fine. in 2 volumes, 373 and 301pp, brown cloth w/gilt letters on spine, 2 dogeared pages in vol. 2; otherwise; w hundreds of b&w photographs, line drawings and illustrations. This is a well-written diary of a very stoic pioneer woman who in 1877followed her husband all over the West as he explored and surveyed land for the Union and Pacific Railroad company. He agreed to travel if his wife could come along and her observations are interesting, staying in rough stagecoach inns, observiing Indian culture, and much more. Great read.

$35.00