Women of the West
Sure, there are famous ones—Annie Oakley, Belle Starr, Calamity Jane—but those stories have been often told. This is a collection of stories about other women who made the American West. Turns out that how the West was won is not as interesting as why the West was fun. After all, it could have happened that way . . . no really! More
Some of the stories:
Pony Impressed – A tomboy finds adventure, but times changes and girls grow up.
The Journal of Mary Yates – A mail-order bride after the Civil War finds that her husband fought for the other side.
Widow’s Weeds – When a lady of unlimited imagination finds herself with limited means.
Among the English – An Amish family, now shunned, means to find a new beginning in the West. “Come ye out from among them and be ye separate.”
You Just Can’t Shoot Them - Can’t live with them, can’t live without them, but let them vote?
Cowboys - A cattle drive from a slightly different perspective.
No Bones About it - An anatomy lesson on the frontier: It’s what’s on the inside that counts.