Sallie Fox: The Story of a Pioneer Girl

Sallie Fox The Story of a Pioneer Girl In twelve year old Sallie Fox and her family leave Iowa in a wagon train dreaming of California They follow the Santa Fe Trail to New Mexico Then they strike out due west across the bleak deser

  • Title: Sallie Fox: The Story of a Pioneer Girl
  • Author: Dorothy Kupcha Leland
  • ISBN: 9780961735760
  • Page: 207
  • Format: Paperback
  • In 1858, twelve year old Sallie Fox and her family leave Iowa in a wagon train, dreaming of California They follow the Santa Fe Trail to New Mexico Then they strike out due west across the bleak desert Suddenly, Indians attack the pioneers, driving off their cattle and oxen One hundred people many sick and injured are now stranded in the searing summer heat, five hunIn 1858, twelve year old Sallie Fox and her family leave Iowa in a wagon train, dreaming of California They follow the Santa Fe Trail to New Mexico Then they strike out due west across the bleak desert Suddenly, Indians attack the pioneers, driving off their cattle and oxen One hundred people many sick and injured are now stranded in the searing summer heat, five hundred miles away from anyone who can help them Yet, through grit, determination, and luck, Sallie and the others survive to reach California, though not without paying a heavy price This lightly fictionalized account of a true story is drawn from diaries, memoirs, letters, and many other historical sources It tells the heartwarming story of a plucky pioneer girl who learns that through courage and the love of her family, she can overcome any adversity.

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    1. To Survive This Trek--it Takes One Tough Nut!This slender volume is based on history, with most incidents painstakingly gleaned from diaries, letters and subsequent interviews with survivors, family members and descendants. Actual conversations and minor details are fictionalized to provide a smoother account. Bound by historical accuracy, the author has faithfully portrayed a real wagon train journey. Although commendable from a researcher's viewpoint, this makes for uneven pacing; after a ligh [...]

    2. I purchased this book at the El Morrow Inscription Rock Visitor's Center in New Mexico because it tells the story of a young survivor of a wagon train which was attacked by Mohave Indians on its way from Missouri to California in 1858. Many of the travelers inscribed this rock as other travelers have done for several centuries. As it happens, I have several ancestors who played a part in this true life drama. The author formed her narrative around journal entries kept by several of the sojourner [...]

    3. A gripping story of a group of pioneers heading west to California in 1858 via the Sante Fe trail who make a fateful decision to take a new "shortcut" (shades of the Donner party!). And it was made all the more fascinating because it was based on a true story. I couldn't put it down! On the one hand, I envy them the sights they must have seen--herds of wild buffalo, Indian villages, open prairie, the little town of Los Angeles--which don't exist any more. On the other hand, I'm SO glad we don't [...]

    4. WIIA: It is a book based on the true story of Sallie Fox and her family traveling across states to reach CA. And the horrid things that came to them yet they lived. Pros+Cons: I always like a true story made into a book. makes it more REAL. I liked this one a lot. It was exciting.ry sad however at times.Iffy: One girl is secretly in love with this guy.ever that is a very minor aspect and she is not really a main character.

    5. This pioneer girl settled in our town and planted a tree that became the Nut Tree (now a shopping plaza). Josh and I finished reading it the day before we moved from Vacaville, so we visited the Vacaville Museum to see a replica of Sallie's dress. They wouldn't show us the actual dress (with the arrow hole from the Indian attack).

    6. I read this with my girls for our Mother/Daughter book club, and we all really enjoyed this story! Simple to read and very interesting, particularly because Sallie ends up right where we live! A nice account of a remarkable true story.

    7. Really liked this book. Had my daughters read if for history this year. They liked it a lot too. We are hoping to visit the Vacaville Museum next May for Sallie Fox Day and see the pinafore with the arrow hole in it.

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