ISBN-10: 0826308058

ISBN-13: 9780826308054

ISBN-10: 1258089742

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Few of the good overland highways of the US have recognized this type of wealth of colour and romance as that which surrounded the Santa Fé path. For over 4 centuries the dust-gray and muddy-red path felt the moccasined tread of Comanches, Apaches, Cheyennes, and Arapahoes. those delicate footfalls have been changed by means of the daring harsh clang of the armored conqueror, Coronado, and by means of a number of Spanish explorers and infantrymen looking the gold of fabled Quivira. Black and brown-robed monks, armed in basic terms with the pass, have been in flip through bearded buckskin-clad fur investors and mountain males, by means of canny Indian investors, and lean, weather-beaten drovers with nice herds of long-horned farm animals. […]

The tale dictated in such vibrant element by way of Marian Sloan Russell is a different and invaluable eyewitness account through a delicate, clever lady who grew to adulthood at the kaleidoscopic Santa Fé path. “Maid Marian,” as she used to be identified by means of the freighters and squaddies, made 5 round-trip crossings of the path ahead of settling right down to dwell her grownup lifestyles alongside its deeply rutted traces.

—From Foreword
“When it used to be first released in 1954, Marian Russell’s Land of attraction used to be praised as a very good memoir of existence at the Santa Fe Trail…Now readers far and wide can get pleasure from Mrs. Russell’s recollections,... and people readers will notice that Mrs. Russell defined even more than simply existence at the path. certainly her memoirs hide almost each point of lifestyles within the West...—Southwest Review

“These memoirs demonstrate a robust, full of life girl whose perceptions of previous Santa Fe and pioneer lifestyles at the path paint a shiny photo of the nineteenth-century West. the bizarre and precise information which Marian Russell remembers make her tale enthrallingly real.”—American West

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