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Eight Women, Two Model Ts, and the American West (Women in the West)

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In 1924 eight young women drove across the American West in two Model T Fords. In nine weeks they traveled more than nine thousand unpaved miles on an extended car-camping trip through six national parks, “without a man or a gun along.” It was the era of the flapper, but this book tells the story of a group of farm girls who met while attending Iowas Teachers College and who shared a “yen to see some things.”
 
A blend of oral and written history, adventure, memoir, and just plain heartfelt living, Eight Women is a story of ordinary people doing extraordinary things. Weaving together a granddaughters essays with family stories and anecdotes from the 1924 trip, the book portrays four generations of women extending from nineteenth-century Norway to present-day Iowa—and sets them loose across the western United States where the perils and practicalities of automotive travel reaffirm family connections while also celebrating individual freedom.

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Joanne Wilkes work has appeared in the Crazy Woman Creek: Women Rewrite the American West and Leaning into the Wind: Women Write from the Heart of the West anthologies. She has also written pieces for the Montana Quarterly, the Pacific Review, and the Christian Science Monitor.

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Jane Wolfe, January 1, 2012 (view all comments by Jane Wolfe)
This is great nonfiction. Wilke writes a good story about eight intrepid young women including her grandmother and great aunt. In 1924, the group set out from Iowa to see the sights of the American West. With little driving experience, they navigated mountain roads and patched their own tires as they camped from Iowa to the west coast and back. Wilke includes some of her own story and memories of her grandmother and great aunt. This would be a good gift for a young woman.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780803260191
Author:
Wilke, Joanne
Publisher:
Bison Books
Subject:
Women's Studies
Subject:
United States - 20th Century
Subject:
Women's Studies - General
Subject:
Travelers
Subject:
Women
Subject:
United States - West - General
Subject:
Young women
Subject:
West (U.S.) Description and travel.
Subject:
West (U.S.) History, Local.
Subject:
Biography - General
Subject:
Biography-Women
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Women in the West
Publication Date:
20071231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
20 photographs
Pages:
198
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.5 in 0.5 lb

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Biography » Women
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