U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIORBUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT
|Elko District Office|
ELKO FIELD OFFICE NO. 2008
“HISTORY IN THE PARK”
Elko, Nev. —Life in the American West was often hard and dangerous, especially for single women. Many women who may have gone West with husbands or parents often found themselves widowed or orphaned in a world dominated by men. They had little to no personal rights. These women had to be strong and resourceful if they were to survive. Some even resorted to donning men’s clothing and taking up men’s professions—not because they wanted to, but because they felt they had to, in order to survive.
|Last updated: 07-22-2008|
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