Lincoln, NE: University of Nebraska Press, 1959. First Edition. 201pp. Octavo [24 cm] 1/2 green buckram over tan board with the title on the backstrip. Very good/Very good. Gentle wear to the jacket. The Pioneer Heritage Series, Volume 1. Item #3411
"After her courtship and marriage by Byron Sanford, a romantic young blacksmith from New York State, Mollie's life took a new turn. Catching 'Pike's Peak Fever,' in the summer of 1860 the young couple made the seventeen week journey across the plains to Denver and the gold diggings. In mining camps and later, after the outbreak of the Civil War, in forts and army posts, Mollie's strength and endurance were tried to the uttermost, but she reports her trials and tribulations with the same gaiety, courage, and common sense which she displayed in living through them." - from the jacket.