Well, this doesn’t really qualify… but I’m leading a book discussion on January 15. The book is First White Woman in the Big Horn Basin by Paul Frison.
Imagine being a lady’s maid in 1883, traveling to the Far Western Wilds of Wyoming, falling in love with a cowboy… marrying him, then living the rough and demanding life of a pioneer woman. A *REAL* pioneer woman… not like the one that lives on a wealthy established ranch in Oklahoma!
We’re going to talk about it, find some of her places on a modern map, discuss the development of this country, and delve into other matters found in the book. There are copies floating around the community, many people own this book; there are autographed copies at the Ten Sleep Museum for $100, and the Washakie Museum has issued a reprint which is available for $10-12.
While not technically a #tbt, it is an interesting historical book and fascinating look at what women had to endure to settle this land.
Please join me, January 15th, 6-7:30 pm, at the Ten Sleep Library.