I'm happy that so many of you enjoyed seeing the photo of the Chrisman sisters next to their sod house. I've done a little bit of research on the sisters, but there are some conflicts in what I've read. Some articles state that all the sisters made a claim and others state that by the time the youngest sister was eligible, all of the free land (at least locally to them) was taken. I recently purchased the book Women Of The West by Cathy Luchetti & Carol Olwell. I haven't read all of it yet, but if you are interested in the history of women heading west in America, I think you will like this book. It has lots of pictures, too, which is one of my favorite things about it.
My name is Mary L. Briggs (a.k.a. Rose Mary).I am a Christian wife of 24 years to a wonderful husband and mom to two grown daughters. We live in the mountains, in a cordwood cabin that we built ourselves--with a lot of help from family. It was a hard six year job, but we are very happy with the results. I love keeping my home and working on being the wife and mom that God wants me to be. I enjoy reading, crafting, quilting, herb gardening, writing, and cooking.