• Went To Kansas A Thrilling Account Of An Ill Fated Expedition Abridged Annotated

Went To Kansas A Thrilling Account Of An Ill Fated Expedition Abridged Annotated

Went To Kansas A Thrilling Account Of An Ill Fated Expedition Abridged Annotated

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  • Author
    Mrs Miriam Davis Colt
  • Publisher
    Big Byte Books
  • Publication date
    31 December 1969

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Book Detail

  • Book Title

    Went To Kansas A Thrilling Account Of An Ill Fated Expedition Abridged Annotated

  • Author

    Mrs Miriam Davis Colt

  • Date Published

    31 December 1969

  • Publisher

    Big Byte Books

  • Pages

    2016-01-17 pages

  • ISBN

Book Description

In 1856, Miriam Colt, her husband, and her two small children set out for Kansas territory to make a new life. They were part of The Vegetarian Settlement Company, an organization formed to create a like-minded community committed to not eating meat and opposed to slavery.

This was the time of Bleeding Kansas and they more than once met with "Border Ruffians," nearly at the cost of their lives. On the trip out:

"The steamer struck a “snag” last night; gave us a terrible jar; tore off a part of the kitchen; ladies much frightened."

This was only the beginning of the troubles they would experience like thousands of other pioneers.

"Have ridden forty miles in a stage-coach, over very rough roads. In some places we found the snow four and five feet deep—we were obliged to get out and walk some distance. The men had to work hard to keep the stage right side up."

Arriving at the site of the proposed settlement, they found no buildings had been constructed. They were close to Indian land, and Mrs. Colt writes in her diary frequently of premonitions of disaster.

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