Sixteen Years on the Great American Desert or, The Trials & Triumphs of a Frontier Life

By: Green, Mrs. A. M. (Annie Maria)

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84 pages, bound in purple suede with minor fading to edges, floral end-papers, signed by author on front paste-down and on the title page. The last copy to appear publicly was in Peter Decker's catalog 123 in 1944 where he noted, "Can locate no other copy. The author and her husband, influenced by N. C. Meeker and Horace Greeley's "Union Colony" plan, outlined in the New York Tribune in the winter of 1869--the plan which led Greeley to raise his celebrated slogan, "Go West, Young Man!" migrated to what is now known as Greeley, Colorado, in 1870, being among the first settlers of that community. Being a sensitive soul she relates with a frontier woman's anxiety the tribulations of the settlement. Moreover, she gives an accurate history of the successful growth of the place up to 1886. She lived in a tent until a house was built, saw fire destroy the first houses, etc. The Green family is still prominent around Greeley. A son of the author was at one time mayor of the town. In passing, one can say that Mrs. Green, with all her apparent fears of frontier life, wrote and produced one of the first plays of Colorado---a western, done with home talent at Greeley. Howes G358, Wynar Colorado Bibliography 1469.

Title: Sixteen Years on the Great American Desert or, The Trials & Triumphs of a Frontier Life

Author Name: Green, Mrs. A. M. (Annie Maria)

Categories: Travel & Exploration, Cowboys, The West,

Edition: 1st Edition

Publisher: Titusville PA, Frank W. Truesdell, Printer: 1887

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good

Type: Book

Seller ID: 014681

Keywords: Colorado, Greeley Colony, settlers, pioneers