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Bold spirit : Helga Estby's forgotten walk across Victorian America, Linda Lawrence Hunt ; foreword by Sue Armitage

Label
Bold spirit : Helga Estby's forgotten walk across Victorian America
Title
Bold spirit
Title remainder
Helga Estby's forgotten walk across Victorian America
Statement of responsibility
Linda Lawrence Hunt ; foreword by Sue Armitage
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In 1896, a Norwegian immigrant and mother of eight named Helga Estby was behind on taxes and the mortgage when she learned that a mysterious sponsor would pay $10,000 to a woman who walked across America. Hoping to save her family's farm, Helga and her teenaged daughter Clara, armed with little more than a compass, red-pepper spray, a revolver, and Clara's curling iron, set out on foot from Eastern Washington. Their route would pass through 14 states, but they were not allowed to carry more than five dollars each. As they visited Indian reservations, Western boomtowns, remote ranches and local civic leaders, they confronted snowstorms, hunger, thieves and mountain lions. Their journey to New York challenged contemporary notions of femininity and captured the public imagination--but their trip had such devastating consequences that their achievement was blanketed in silence for nearly a century.--From publisher description
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 973.8/7/0922
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
E168
LC item number
.H94 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Bold spirit : Helga Estby's forgotten walk across Victorian America, Linda Lawrence Hunt ; foreword by Sue Armitage
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published: Moscow, Idaho : University of Idaho Press, 2003
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 285-298) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Hot, hungry, and hopeful
  • Night terrors
  • New women?s actions and old Victorian attitudes
  • An electrifying presidential election
  • Earning their own way
  • A rush to the finish
  • The impossible happens
  • Heartbreak at the Mica Creek homestead
  • Homeward bound
  • Lost and found
  • On foot to New York
  • Motherhood on the Minnesota prairie
  • The crucible years
  • Surprises in Spokane Falls
  • Frontier vices and the move to Mica Creek
  • Financial fears and a family death
  • The wager
  • Undaunted by rain, sleet, and snow
Control code
ocm56413693
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
1st Anchor Books ed.
Extent
xvi, 307 pages
Isbn
9781400079933
Lccn
2004057372
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o56413693
  • (OCoLC)56413693
Label
Bold spirit : Helga Estby's forgotten walk across Victorian America, Linda Lawrence Hunt ; foreword by Sue Armitage
Publication
Note
Originally published: Moscow, Idaho : University of Idaho Press, 2003
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 285-298) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Hot, hungry, and hopeful
  • Night terrors
  • New women?s actions and old Victorian attitudes
  • An electrifying presidential election
  • Earning their own way
  • A rush to the finish
  • The impossible happens
  • Heartbreak at the Mica Creek homestead
  • Homeward bound
  • Lost and found
  • On foot to New York
  • Motherhood on the Minnesota prairie
  • The crucible years
  • Surprises in Spokane Falls
  • Frontier vices and the move to Mica Creek
  • Financial fears and a family death
  • The wager
  • Undaunted by rain, sleet, and snow
Control code
ocm56413693
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
1st Anchor Books ed.
Extent
xvi, 307 pages
Isbn
9781400079933
Lccn
2004057372
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o56413693
  • (OCoLC)56413693

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