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Bold Spirit: Helga Estby's Forgotten Walk Across Victorian America

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With their family home facing foreclosure, seventeen-year-old Clara Estby and her mother, Helga, need to raise a lot of money fastno easy feat for two women in 1896. Helga wants to tackle the problem with her usual loud and flashy style, while Clara favors a less showy approach. Together they come up with a plan to walk the 4,600 miles from Mica Creek, Washington, to New York Cityand if they can do it in only seven months, a publisher has agreed to give them $10,000. Based on the true story of the authors great-aunt and great-grandmother, this is a fast-paced historical adventure that sets the drama of Around the World in Eighty Days against an American backdrop during the time of the suffragist movement, the 1896 presidential campaign, and the changing perception of “a womans place” in society.

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Helga Estby left Spokane Washington and walked to NYC on a $10,000 challenge. This remarkable story of hardship and suffering was long lost and only recently discovered by the author. On Christmas Eve, 1896, the New York World reported her arrival. What followed was an American tragedy.

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Carole Estby Dagg has two children, two grandchildren, a husband, and a bossy cat. She splits her writing time between her study in Everett, Washington and a converted woodshed on San Juan Island.
 

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Lea, September 13, 2014 (view all comments by Lea)
Read this after reading “The Daughter's Walk“ and wanting to know more. This is a well researched look with a list of sources and citing. It gave a vivid picture of what might have happened on Helga's journey and a wonderful history of the time.
There is so much we'll never know about their trip. While I find myself angry at the family for destroying most all evidence of the walk, I found the insight on silenced stories interesting.
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Lora Walker, January 30, 2013 (view all comments by Lora Walker)
This book has stayed in my mind better than anything I read all year. Not only did it tell me about an astonishing achievement, it kept me thinking about the value of indomitable determination and also has made me look at how I consider what stories need to be told. This book generated some really moving and stimulating discussions among fellow readers.
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mariposamarie, August 29, 2007 (view all comments by mariposamarie)
Helga Estby and her daughter set out to walk across America in an era when it was believed no one of the "weaker sex" could accomplish such a feat. It should have been a triumphal moment for suffragettes across America, but instead, following a tragic outcome, her family burned her notes of the journey and tried to silence her and keep her sequestered in shame. But she had done it! Helga Estby walked across America! Her story deserves to be told, and Linda Lawrence Hunt does a fine job of acquainting us with this heroic woman.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781400079933
Author:
Hunt, Linda Lawrence
Publisher:
Anchor Books
Author:
Dagg, Carole Estby
Subject:
Women
Subject:
History
Subject:
United States - General
Subject:
Walking
Subject:
United States - 19th Century
Subject:
Travelers
Subject:
Norwegian Americans
Subject:
United States Description and travel.
Subject:
Biography - General
Subject:
Biography-Women
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20050131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 7 to 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
HALFTONES THROUGHOUT
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in 0.82 lb
Age Level:
from 12

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"Synopsis" by , Helga Estby left Spokane Washington and walked to NYC on a $10,000 challenge. This remarkable story of hardship and suffering was long lost and only recently discovered by the author. On Christmas Eve, 1896, the New York World reported her arrival. What followed was an American tragedy.
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