True stories of pioneer women in Arizona and the West.
Featuring: Clara Brown, a freed slave who traveled by wagon train to Colorado and became one of the richest women in the West. Sally Rooke came from Iowa to homestead in New Mexico. Also working as a telephone operator, she saved a town from a flash flood. Mary Ann Tewksbury moved with her family to Pleasant Valley, Arizona, where her life was changed forever by the Pleasant Valley War - America's most deadly family feud. Pearl Cromer spent the first seven years of her life in a covered wagon. Peter and Veronica Michelbach immigrated to Arizona from Germany, where they homesteaded on beautiful Hart Prairie on the San Francisco Peaks near Flagstaff. Ruth Jordan realized her dream to teach in a one-room schoolhouse, killing rattlesnakes on the side! After her marriage, she and her husband purchased a homestead near Sedona, Arizona.
With each story of these remarkable women, the author has paired a complementary humorous short story about the "Good ol' Days" in Arizona, written by the author's father in the 1960s and '70s.