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SURVIVING ON THE TEXAS FRONTIER

SARAH HARKEY HALL

Published by EAKIN PRESS, Austin, 1990
ISBN 10: 0890159866 / ISBN 13: 9780890159866
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Title: SURVIVING ON THE TEXAS FRONTIER

Publisher: EAKIN PRESS, Austin

Publication Date: 1990

Binding: FAIR PLUS

Book Condition: EX-LIBRARY HARDBACK

Dust Jacket Condition: NICE, LIB ST

Edition: First Edition

Book Type: TEXAS HISTORY

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THE JOURNAL OF AN ORPHAN GIRL IN SAN SABA COUNTY. Bookseller Inventory # 007718

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Synopsis: Few accounts of life in 19th century provide either the vivid detail or the poignancy of those reflections set down by Sarah Harkey Hall in 1905. Her narrative written at the age of forty-eight for her children, captured the rhythms of daily and seasonal life in frontier San Saba County and chronicles her struggle for physical and emotional survival, as well as the struggles of her family and community. Unlike many pioneer memoirs written for later generations, Sarah's does not assume a nostalgic or triumphant tone and does not glide over the daily hardships of life in a new country. The result is a remarkable record of frontier endurance, a record more bitter than sweet. Sarah's parents settled in 1853-1854 on Richland Creek in Central Texas, within the then-vast boundaries of Bexar County. They were among the first immigrants in the region, locating "one mile east of Richland Springs among the recently vacated wigwams of the Comanche Indians.

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