Twenty Miles from a Match
Homesteading in Western Nevada
Publication Year: 2012
Published by: University of Nevada Press
Download PDF (86.8 KB)
Title Page, Frontispiece, Copyright
Download PDF (43.8 KB)
Download PDF (14.6 KB)
Download PDF (196.9 KB)
T he buildings are gone now, burned in the brush fires of the 1970s, and the pastures of the homestead have been absorbed by ...
Download PDF (355.6 KB)
B iff, bang, bing went the snowballs against the side of my apartment at five A.M. We were having an unprecedented snow storm ...
Download PDF (204.5 KB)
N ot long after that A.J. came by one evening driving a horse and buggy he'd rented from a livery stable, and called out, ...
Download PDF (312.5 KB)
I was entirely ignorant of school law or how one went about organizing a school district, but I made up my mind to find out. I never for ...
Download PDF (210.5 KB)
W e had planned to go in as soon as possible to get our school organized. Now, needing grub, we could make ...
Download PDF (1.3 MB)
A neighbor lady had kindly set eight turkey eggs for me which were now hatched out. Next morning with my little turkeys ...
Download PDF (215.8 KB)
I had to get Alice to the doctor. It was eleven o'clock at night when I decided, and our old horse was loose without hobbles and always ...
Download PDF (236.9 KB)
T here are different tales about how Tule Mountain got its name. Legend has it that there was an old fellow named Tule Frank ...
Download PDF (443.1 KB)
A s there was an abundance of game in the country, it naturally followed that there were many predatory animals. There was ...
Download PDF (229.1 KB)
Someone has said, "Where ignorance is bliss, 'tis folly to be wise." In our case it was when ignorance is bliss it is a blessing. ...
Download PDF (270.9 KB)
D uring the next spring and summer many unexpected things happened. That year the PF outfit bought a bunch of new ...
Download PDF (219.5 KB)
School was to start November first, and the next two weeks were busy ones for me. There was a good deal of housecleaning to ...
Download PDF (273.9 KB)
W had always depended on Edson's trapping for the greater part of our yearly income. Last year the money ...
Download PDF (384.3 KB)
I had some Diamond dye for wool, which I dissolved and put into a boiler of water until I had the desired color; then I put in the skins and boiled them in the dyebath, when all at once I discovered I had a slimy mess of coyote hair and shredded hide. It made me sick at my stomach to even empty it into the hole I...
Download PDF (217.6 KB)
Edson was very fastidious about caring for his furs. One morning he carne in from his trapline with two coyotes. He skinned ...
Download PDF (172.6 KB)
Mrs. Skaggs, the "Merry Widow," was our first encounter with a dude. After her, many more followed. They were im ...
Download PDF (289.2 KB)
I n 1916 the rabies broke out among the coyotes in the West. From the first rumor, the government realized the seriousness of the ...
Download PDF (181.3 KB)
...~ll the children seemed anxious to be allowed to go to Constantia for the mail, eighteen miles away. Each one in ...
Download PDF (286.4 KB)
Our school journal, the Yule Mountain Record, which the children began to print when we got our school, carried every bit of the ...
Download PDF (244.5 KB)
W had purposely left high sagebrush for protection from the wind on the outside of the west fence of the home ...
Download PDF (235.6 KB)
One spring when Alice and Jessie were in high school I found myself a little short on cash. I hadn't sold sage hens for a year ...
Download PDF (76.6 KB)
A fter finishing high school and the two years normal school course at the University of Nevada, Jessie launched out ...
Download PDF (42.8 KB)
B y 1931 our children were all married and gone, and Daddy and I were left alone on the ranch and had been wandering around ...
About the Author
Download PDF (16.8 KB)
Sarah Elizabeth OIds was born in Iowa in 1875, the youngest daughter in a family of ten. Her father, Alexander Thompson, had migrated from Scotland to Canada where he met and married Mary Anne Harper, a recent migrant from Ireland. They settled on a farm near Ottumwa, Iowa...
Page Count: 353
Publication Year: 2012