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 young ones named Helga Estby used to be at the back of on taxes and the loan whilst she discovered mysterious sponsor could pay $10,000 to a lady who walked throughout the United States.
Hoping to win the bet and shop 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 strolling from japanese Washington. Their path might go through 14 states, yet they weren't allowed to hold greater than 5 funds 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 ny challenged modern notions of femininity and captured the general public mind's eye. yet their journey had such devastating outcomes that the Estby women's fulfillment used to be included in silence until eventually, approximately a century later, Linda Lawrence Hunt encountered their awesome tale.

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