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

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In 1874, when Martha Summerhayes came as a bride to Fort Russell in Wyoming Territory, she "saw not much in those first few days besides bright buttons, blue uniforms, and shining swords," but soon enough the hard facts of army life began to intrude. Remonstrating with her husband, Jack, that she had only three rooms and a kitchen instead of "a whole house," she was informed that "women are not reckoned in at all in the War Department," which also failed to appreciate that "'lieutenants' wives needed quite as much as colonels wives." In fact, Martha had only a short time to enjoy her new quarters, for in June her husbands regiment was ordered to Arizona, "that dreaded and then unknown land."
 
Although Martha Summerhayess recollections span a quarter of a century and life at a dozen army posts, the heart of this book concerns her experiences during the 1870s in Arizona, where (as Dan L. Thrapp observes in his introduction) the harsh climate and "perennial natural inconveniences from rattlesnakes to cactus thorns and white desperadoes, all made [it] a less than desirable posting for the married man and his wife." First privately printed in 1908, Vanished Arizona was so well-received that in 1910 Mrs. Summerhayes prepared a new edition (reprinted here), which was published in 1911, the year of her death. Among "the essential primary records of the frontier-military West," the book "retains its place securely because of the narrative skill of the author, her delight in life—all life, including even, or perhaps principally, army life and people—and because it is such a joy to read.

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In 1874, when Martha Summerhayes came as bride to Fort Russell In Wyoming Territory, she 'saw not much in those first few days besides bright buttons, blue uniforms, and shinning swords, ' but soon enough the hard facts of army life began to intrude.

About the Author

In his introduction, Dan L. Thrapp describes the Apache-white frontier and sents the book in its historical and biographical context. He is the author of Encyclopedia of Frontier Biography, also a Bison Book.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780803291058
Other:
Summerhayes, Martha
Publisher:
Bison Books
Introduction by:
Thrapp, Dan L.
Introduction:
Thrapp, Dan L.
Author:
Thrapp, Dan L.
Author:
Summerhayes, Martha
Subject:
General
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
United States - State & Local
Subject:
United States - State & Local - General
Subject:
Military - United States
Subject:
General History
Subject:
Americana-General
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
19790431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Illus., map
Pages:
341
Dimensions:
8 x 5.25 in 0.9 lb

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Biography » Women
History and Social Science » Americana » Arizona
History and Social Science » Americana » General
History and Social Science » Americana » Western States
History and Social Science » Military » General History
History and Social Science » World History » General

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