Mary Donoho: New First Lady of the Santa Fe Trail

Mary Donoho: New First Lady of the Santa Fe Trail

By: Marian Meyer

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The story of Mary Donoho who was the first woman to survive the rugged and grueling crossing of the Santa Fe Trail in 1832. Mary Donoho's life lives up to the image of the undaunted pioneer woman of the past. 143 pages, indexed. Names include: Bayless, Conklin, Estes, Haskins, Perea, Wickliffe


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Until Marian Meyer chanced upon an 1885 newspaper article, no one even suspected that Mary Dodson Donoho had preceded Susan Magoffin as the first Anglo-American woman to journey the Santa Fe Trail to Santa Fe by more than a decade. Magoffin came in 1846, but Donoho and her husband William took their first child with them over the trail in 1833. Historian Meyer's meticulous research has produced this fascinating biography of a pioneer Anglo woman, whom she aptly calls the "new first lady of the Santa Fe Trail." William Donoho was instrumental in securing freedom for three woman captured by Comanches--Sarah Horn, Mrs. Harris, and Rachael Parker Plummer, and accounts of their 1830s captivity and release are also given.

Title: Mary Donoho: New First Lady of the Santa Fe Trail

Author Name: Marian Meyer

Categories: New Mexico Research, Biographies, Free Shipping MEDIA MAIL ONLY, New Mexico, Biography,

Publisher: ANCIENT CITY PR:

ISBN Number: 0941270696

ISBN Number 13: 9780941270694

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: New

Type: Paperback

lbs: 1.00 lbs

Seller ID: mcnm2018

Keywords: New Mexico, New Mexico research, Santa Fe Trail, Mary Donoho, pioneer, Bayless, Conklin, Estes, Haskins, Perea, Wickliffe, free shipping /,