Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Women of the West

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.

Happy reading!


  1. I think my Mom has this book, she enjoys reading this type of book, I do better with novels...LOL!

    Happy First Day of Autumn!

  2. Looks great... I would probably look at the pictures only. I have a beautiful quilt book about people in the Appalachian mountains and their stories. I have had the book for over 10 years and have yet to read it all the way through. But I LOVE the pictures!

  3. Sounds interesting... I also would probably like the pictures, may read it. I'll have to remember that book and give it a look see once old man winter arrives.


  4. Hello Rose Mary!
    Just wanted to stop by and let you know I'm thinking of you!
    Blessings to You!
    Claudia O.

  5. Hi Rose Mary - I have that book but have never read it yet. I am a great one to buy books and forget them. I will have to dig it out.