Vanished Arizona: Recollections of My Army Life (Google eBook)

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Cosimo, Inc., Jan 1, 2010 - History - 374 pages
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Martha Summerhayes was a respectable Victorian lady when she left civilized society behind, in 1874, to follow her cavalry-officer husband West, to the Wyoming Territory and then to unknown and inaccessible Arizona. Written "at the urgent and ceaseless request" of her children and first published in 1908, this compulsively readable account of her life on the frontier is a unique document of the American exploration and settling of the West, offering a little-heard woman's perspective on an historical era that continues to echo in contemporary American society. From the deprivations of her kitchen-where she has no choice but to make do with army pots and pans designed for cooking for dozens-to terrifying encounters with wildlife, attacks by Indians, and the challenge of giving birth alone, Summerhayes' indomitable spirit and sense of adventure shines through.
  

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Review: Vanished Arizona: Recollections of the Army Life of a New England Woman

User Review  - Thebarrys10 - Goodreads

For we who live in AZ. this is pretty fascinating. It made me want to take a road trip to see all the places she lived as an army wife in the 1800's. Can you imagine sleeping outside in the summer ... Read full review

Review: Vanished Arizona: Recollections of the Army Life of a New England Woman

User Review  - Kelly - Goodreads

This is a book that my husband read and really liked. He suggested it to me and I'm glad he did. It is NOT a book I would have picked up, but I really, really liked it. The true story of Martha S is ... Read full review

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