Bold Spirit: Helga Estby's Forgotten Walk Across Victorian America

Bold Spirit: Helga Estby's Forgotten Walk Across Victorian America


In 1896, a Norwegian immigrant and mom of 8 little ones named Helga Estby used to be in the back of on taxes and the personal loan whilst she discovered mysterious sponsor might pay $10,000 to a lady who walked throughout the US.
Hoping to win the guess and keep her family’s farm, Helga and her teenaged daughter Clara, armed with little greater than a compass, red-pepper spray, a revolver, and Clara’s curling iron, set out taking walks from jap Washington. Their course might go through 14 states, yet they weren't allowed to hold greater than 5 money every one. As they visited Indian reservations, Western boomtowns, distant ranches and native civic leaders, they faced snowstorms, starvation, thieves and mountain lions with equivalent aplomb.
Their treacherous and inspirational trip to long island challenged modern notions of femininity and captured the general public mind's eye. yet their journey had such devastating results that the Estby women's fulfillment used to be protected in silence till, approximately a century later, Linda Lawrence Hunt encountered their striking tale.

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