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On Sidesaddles to Heaven: The Women of the Rocky Mountain Mi

By: Carlson, Laurie Winn
Price: $19.95

Caxton Press,1998.
Laurie Winn Carlson annalyzes the lives of the first six white women-missionarry wives-to cross the Rocky Mountains.
At a time when a women's fortune and future was tied to the man she married, four of the six married virtual strangers, on short notice, with no financial security. Why did they take such a gamble?
This is a fresh and sometimes startling view of the women's movement. Paperback,256 pages.