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By Maria Montoya,Kenneth L. Holmes

ISBN-10: 0803272979

ISBN-13: 9780803272972

The overland trails within the 1860s witnessed the construction of level stations to facilitate overland commute. those stations, positioned each twenty or thirty miles, ensured that tourists will be in a position to receive grain for his or her cattle and nutrients for themselves. additionally they accelerated the method of mail supply to distant Western outposts. Tragically, the easing of overland shuttle coincided with renewed conflicts with the Cheyenne and different Plains Indians. The bloodbath of Black Kettle’s humans at Sand Creek instigated years of bloody reprisals and counterreprisals.
 
"Amid this turmoil and alter, those bold girls endured to construct at the instance set by way of past girls pioneers. As Harriet Loughary wrote upon her arrival in California, "[after] hundreds of thousands of miles in an ox crew, making a regular of eighteen miles an afternoon enduring privations and hazards . . . after we give some thought to the earliest pioneers . . . we believe an untold gratitude in the direction of them."

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