A Dedicated Woman – Mary Breckinridge

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“Where the land is rough and steep, nature is not easily conquered even after wild beasts and wilder men have been subdued. …a dogged determination to survive keeps a mountaineer’s body lean and his mind alert. His dwelling place in awesome regions tends to give him dignity of manner …accentuated by his sparse use of words.” (Mary Breckinridge describing the …

Babies in Saddlebags

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“When mountain children asked where babies came from, they were told, ‘The nurses bring them in saddlebags.” (Frontier Nursing Service) One of the good things about writing historical fiction is that the writer has the opportunity to learn more about the history of our country and can discover some individual real life heroes or heroines. When I was digging around …