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Bold spirit : Helga Estby's forgotten walk across Victorian America

Author: Linda Hunt
Publisher: Moscow, Idaho : University of Idaho Press, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In 1896, a Norwegian immigrant hamed Helga Estby dares to cross 3500 miles of the American continent to win a $10,000 wager. On foot. This is her story.
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Hunt, Linda, 1940-
Bold spirit.
Moscow, Idaho : University of Idaho Press, 2003
(OCoLC)606975490
Named Person: Helga Estby; Clara Estby; Clara Estby; Helga Estby
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Linda Hunt
ISBN: 0893012629 9780893012625
OCLC Number: 51293757
Awards: Willa Literary Award for nonfiction, 2004.
Description: xxi, 301 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm
Contents: On Foot to New York --
Motherhood on a Minnesota Prairie --
The Crucible Years --
Surprises in Spokane Falls --
Frontier Vices and the Move to Mica Creek --
Financial Fears and a Family Death --
The Wager --
Undaunted by Rain, Sleet, and Snow --
Hot, Hungry, and Hopeful --
Night Terrors --
"New Women's" Actions and Old Victorian Attitudes --
An Electrifying Presidential Election --
Earning Their Own Way --
A Rush to the Finish --
The Impossible Happens --
Heartbreak at the Mica Creek Homestead --
Homeward Bound --
Lost and Found --
A Reflection on the Silencing of Family Stories.
Responsibility: Linda Lawrence Hunt ; foreword by Sue Armitage.

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In 1896, a Norwegian immigrant hamed Helga Estby dares to cross 3500 miles of the American continent to win a $10,000 wager. On foot. This is her story.

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In 1896, a Norwegian immigrant and mother of eight, walked across America in the hopes of winning $10,000 from a mysterious sponsor. Behind in taxes and mortgage, Helga Estby and her family needed this money to save their farm, located near Spokane, from foreclosure. Helga and her daughter, Clara, undertook...
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