TOMBOY BRIDE MINING CAMPS IN THE WEST

By: BACKUS, HARRIET

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Harriet Backus writes about her life as an assayer's wife and true pioneer of the West with heart-felt emotion and vivid detail. Sharing her amusing and often challenging experiences as a new bride in the high San Juan Mountains where the Tomboy Mine operated above Telluride, Colorado, she paints a poignant picture of the people, and the life centered around silver mining where most of the book takes place. It is a skillfully written account from a women's perspective in a rough and tumble mining town that has made this book a classic for women's studies. Harriet's life followed her husband George's career which took them many places beyond the San Juan Mountains including the rugged coast of British Columbia, and the mountainous mining town of Elk City, Idaho and back to Colorado's Leadville. Although both Hattie and George were from the San Francisco bay area where they eventually retired, her heart never quite left the rugged mountain trails of the high San Juans of Colorado.

Title: TOMBOY BRIDE MINING CAMPS IN THE WEST

Author Name: BACKUS, HARRIET

Categories: Biography,

Publisher: WESTWINDS PR:

ISBN Number: 0871085127

ISBN Number 13: 9780871085122

Binding: Trade Paperback

Book Condition: GOOD

Seller ID: 254724

Description: Trade Paperback - [BACKUS, HARRIET] TOMBOY BRIDE MINING CAMPS IN THE WEST