A Fair Distance is a fascinating verbatim account of one woman's journey across half the Continent and 70 years of Western history.
Lois Whitcomb Boblett was a Western pioneer who wrote her memoir in 1922. Her first-hand narrative of settling the West begins in 1851 with sod-busing the Great Plains. She prospected in the Pikes Peak gold rush, fought Indians on the edge of the Arizona frontier, traveled through California and homesteaded in Washington Territory. Lois's final great adventure was the stampede to the Klondike.