Dakota Datebook: Widows go West, Beauty Shop Bill
January 30, 2023
Widows go West
Horace Greeley encouraged more than just young men to go west. "Young men! Poor men! Widows!" he said. "Resolve to have a home of your own! If you are able to buy and pay for one in the East, very well; if not, make one in the broad and fertile West!"
In her book, "Land in Her Own Name," NDSU Professor of Sociology Elaine Lindgren describes hundreds of women who followed Greeley'...