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Skidoo - The true story of a mail-order bride in the mining camp of Reveille, Nevada by Jeanne Sharp Howerton

Skidoo - The true story of a mail-order bride in the mining camp of Reveille, Nevada by Jeanne Sharp Howerton
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Skidoo - The true story of a mail-order bride in the mining camp of Reveille, Nevada by Jeanne Sharp Howerton

In the remote mining camp of Reveille, Nevada, 41- year-old Herman Reischke sold a silver mine for $50,000, but he could not find a wife. In Crestline, Ohio, teacher Alvena Kroegel, age 32, could not find a husband. So, in 1906, Herman took an ad in a newspaper, looking for a wife. Alvena answered the ad and thus began a letter-writing courtship that lasted two years—filled with twists and turns—but finally ending in marriage and a quick Skidoo to Nevada. Told through the letters, diaries, memoranda, in documents, and photographs saved by the family for over 100 years, this book is a unique look at the daily struggles of making a living and raising a family in the remote communities of Reveille, Nyala, Twin Springs, and Tonopah, Nevada. 

276 pages, 160 photos and 10 maps           $20.00

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Skidoo - The true story of a mail-order bride in the mining camp of Reveille, Nevada by Jeanne Sharp Howerton
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