Wild women of the Old West

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Published by Fulcrum Pub. in Golden, Colo .

Written in English

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Places:

  • West (U.S.)

Subjects:

  • Women pioneers -- West (U.S.) -- Biography.,
  • Women -- West (U.S.) -- Biography.,
  • Frontier and pioneer life -- West (U.S.),
  • West (U.S.) -- Biography.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 196-214) and index.

Book details

Statementedited by Glenda Riley & Richard W. Etulain.
GenreBiography.
SeriesNotable westerners
ContributionsRiley, Glenda, 1938-, Etulain, Richard W.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsF596 .W5798 2003
The Physical Object
Paginationxxvi, 229 p. :
Number of Pages229
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3577833M
ISBN 101555912958
LC Control Number2002154877
OCLC/WorldCa51204618

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