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Gold rush queen : the extraordinary life of Nellie Cashman / Thora Kerr Illing.

Author/Creator:
Illing, Thora Kerr, author.
Publication:
Victoria, BC : TouchWood Editions, [2016]
Format/Description:
Book
213 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm
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Other Title:
Extraordinary life of Nellie Cashman
Subjects:
Cashman, Nellie, 1844-1925.
Women pioneers -- West (U.S.) -- Biography.
Pioneers -- West (U.S.) -- Biography.
West (U.S.) -- Biography.
Frontier and pioneer life -- West (U.S.).
Frontier and pioneer life -- Arizona -- Tombstone.
Tombstone (Ariz.) -- Biography.
Frontier and pioneer life.
Pioneers.
Women pioneers.
Arizona -- Tombstone.
West United States.
Form/Genre:
Biography.
Summary:
"A biography of the extraordinary Nellie Cashman, a well-loved miner, entrepreneur and philanthropist who lived and worked in the roughest boomtowns of the West in the late-nineteenth century. At a time when well-bred women wore tight corsets and entertained each other at tea, Nellie Cashman (1845-1925) was trekking for hundreds of miles through blizzard conditions to deliver food and supplies to trapped miners in northern BC. An Irish immigrant, Cashman travelled from Boston to San Francisco in search of opportunity. She followed the mining boomtowns, all the way from California to northern BC, and Arizona to Alaska opening up restaurants and boarding houses, and staking mining claims. She was friends with the likes of Wyatt Earp and Doc Holliday during her years in Tombstone, and was known among them for her kind heartedness and charitable acts. This biography is a fresh look at the fascinating life of an under-appreciated historical character."-- Provided by publisher.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 193-202) and index.
Other format:
Illing, Thora, author. Gold rush queen.
ISBN:
9781771511599
1771511591
OCLC:
950057235
Publisher Number:
99969664726