By Marian Russell, Marc Simmons
The Santa Fe path was once one of many nice advertisement routes around the West, frequented extra by means of retailers than through emigrants. as a result ladies tourists have been few at the Santa Fe path, and Land of attraction is likely one of the few firsthand bills through a lady of lifestyles at the path. the writer, Marian Russell (1845-1936), dictated her tale to her daughter-in-law within the Nineteen Thirties. released in a constrained version in 1954 and hugely praised through students, that variation has turn into almost most unlikely to acquire. This forgotten vintage paints a brilliant photo of nineteenth-century New Mexico as noticeable by means of a vibrant younger lady from the age of 7 on. Mrs. Russell’s thoughts of a number of famous western figures should not in basic terms pleasant interpreting yet make this ebook an invaluable addition to the region’s historical past.
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Extra resources for Land of Enchantment: Memoirs of Marian Russell Along the Santa Fe Trail
Because I was one of the youngest, I may today be the only one left of that band to tell of the old, old, trail that, like a rainbow, led us westward. Our trail often led among herds of buffalo so numerous that at times we were half afraid. The vast open country that is gone from us forever rippled like a silver sea in the sunshine. Running across that sea of grass were the buffalo trails; narrow paths worn deep into the earth. They were seldom more than eight inches across, and always ran north and south.
Page vii Page viii Copyright 1954 The Branding Iron Press Evanston, Illinois Page ix Between the Covers. . Down the Trail vii Chapter I The Old Northwest 1 Chapter II On the Santa Fe Trail 1 Chapter III Life in Santa Fé 1852-1856 31 Chapter IV Fort Leavenworth 1856-1860 59 Chapter V Back to New Mexico 1860 77 Chapter VI Land of Enchantment 1860-1866 85 Chapter VII Tecolote Traders 1866- 1871 115 Chapter VIII Stonewall Valley Ranch 1871-1936 131 Notes 145 Index 149 Page xi Down the Trail. . Few of the great overland highways of America have known such a wealth of color and romance as that which surrounded the Santa Fé Trail.
Then there was the street; the street that stretched long and dim from our doorstep. It led to a strange unknown world, of that I was certain. Through the long summer days it beckoned and so at last I did follow. Soon the street became dreadful and unfamiliar, and an almighty and devastating sadness descended upon me. I wanted my mother. But all around me stretched St. Louis, a dreadful and strange St. Louis. I was tired. I was sick and I wanted my mother. I climbed some white wooden steps to where a door stood hospitably open.
Land of Enchantment: Memoirs of Marian Russell Along the Santa Fe Trail by Marian Russell, Marc Simmons