A Bride Goes West


A Bride Goes West

Nannie T. Alderson and Helena Huntington Smith
Illustrated by J. O'H. Cosgrave II

273 pages


January 1969


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December 2013


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About the Book

A Bride Goes West is new and fresh because it is impregnated with a just sense of values about life. When Nannie Tiffany of West Virginia married Walt Alderson, who'd already been on the cattle trail for years, in 1882, they went to Montana to start a little ranch. There's plenty about ranching in this book but what is most valuable is about life, about people in this ranch country.

Author Bio

Helena Huntington Smith is the author of The War on Powder River, also a Bison Book.


"A charming vignette of ranching life in Montana during the mid-1880s."—Choice

"Among hundreds of books written by and about range men, there are hardly a dozen valid ones concerning women. I pick A Bride Goes West and Agnes Morley Cleaveland's No Life for a Lady [also a Bison Book] as the two best books pertaining to ranch life by women with a woman's point of view dominating."—J. Frank Dobie

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