Synopses & Reviews
Eighteen-year-old bride's 15-month journey from Independence, Missouri, to Chihuahua. Mexico. Filled with daily observations of life on trail, people met, miles travelled, and information on countryside. Colorful and exciting and historically important.
Her journal describes the excitement, routine, and dangers of a successful merchant's wife. On the trail for fifteen months, moving from house to house and town to town, she became adept in Spanish and the lingo of traders, and wrote down in detail the customs and appearances of places she went.