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"I've often had a fantasy that one day, while cleaning out the barn or digging in the garden, I might uncover a diary or a pack of letters, some written message left from the past that neither time nor weather nor pack rats have carried away. Then I would learn what life was like for the woman who lived on this land a hundred years before me, a woman who was the wife of a rancher or a miner, somebody who believed a good life and untold riches were to be found in this valley tucked under the Continental Divide. Discovering Tomboy Bride was like finding that diary."
Pam Houston, from the forewordSee all Editorial Reviews
If your looking for a really good first hand account of life during the first part of the twentieth century in rural American and written from the heart, this is it. Read morePublished 4 days ago by randy difrischia
If you have ever been to Telluride this book is so interesting. So much history in that town! Helps reader to really understand the hardship and the love of it from a true life... Read morePublished 21 days ago by texasmom
I am from Colorado. I have been up to the Tomboy mine and jeeped around the area. After the fun, I read this book and am in AWE of what people did back then. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Handygal
Bought as a Book Club selection. It was very interesting to view life at this time in history!Published 2 months ago by Janis Robertson
If you like biographies, this is a cheerful one of life in the mining community all over the western U.S. back in the early 1900s.Published 4 months ago by Sanna Teer
I love Mrs. Backus' writing. It really captures the voice of the times she writes about. These stories stand as a reminder of how life was for women (and men) 100 years ago. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Melissah Watts
After visiting the area where the Tomboy mine was located I had to buy this book. Great book in like new condition. Fast shippingPublished 9 months ago by William D. Larry