West Coast Journeys: 1865-1879 The Travelogue of a Remarkable Woman
First published more than a century ago, this journal of a woman's life and travels in post-Civil War California and the Northwest is one of the first female accounts of the region.
Washington was still a territory at the time of Leighton's travels. Although things have changed and transportation options have improved, Leighton's precise and pictorial descriptions of her journey makes it easy to follow along on a modern day map. I read with a copy of Google Maps open ...more