Alone but for six children ages one to fourteen in her 16 foot by 20 foot soddy, Fanny Draper kept her husband in Missouri apprised of conditions on the prairie during one of the worst winters in memory, the hard winter of 1886. This collection of letters, family photographs, and other illustrations paints a picture of a woman who went from hosting parties in Washington DC for her congressman father to surviving the homestead experience in the west. Available as a collection for the first time, this is a welcome addition to the chronicle of the west for history readers.
|Biography & Autobiography||Historical|
|History & Geography||United States|