Twenty Miles From A Match

Author: Sarah E. Olds
Editor: University of Nevada Press
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Twenty Miles From a Match, originally published in 1978, is the autobiography of an indomitable woman and her family’s twenty years of adventures and misadventures in a desert wilderness. In 1908, a venturesome woman named Sarah Olds packed up her brood and went homesteading in the deserts north of Reno, west of Sutcliffe on Pyramid Lake. Her ailing husband said, welcoming her to their new home, "There, old lady. There’s your home, and it’s damn near in the heart of Egypt." Olds tells of the hardships, frustrations, poverty, and other tribulations her family suffered from shortly after the turn of the century until well into the Great Depression. Through it all, however, runs a thread of humor, cheerfulness, and the ability to laugh at adversity. The foreword is by her daughter, Leslie Olds Zurfluh, the fourth of Sarah and A. J. Olds's six children.
Twenty Miles From A Match
Language: en
Pages: 205
Authors: Sarah E. Olds
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 1978-01-01 - Publisher: University of Nevada Press

Twenty Miles From a Match, originally published in 1978, is the autobiography of an indomitable woman and her family’s twenty years of adventures and misadventures in a desert wilderness. In 1908, a venturesome woman named Sarah Olds packed up her brood and went homesteading in the deserts north of Reno,
Twenty Miles from a Match
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Sarah E. Olds
Categories: Frontier and pioneer life
Type: BOOK - Published: 1977 - Publisher:

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Twenty Miles from a Match
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Sarah E. Olds
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2000-05-01 - Publisher: Turtleback Books

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