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Sand in my shoe: Homestead days in Twentynine Palms

4.67  ·  Rating Details  ·  9 Ratings  ·  4 Reviews
Unknown Binding, 268 pages
Published January 1st 1978 by Calico Press
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Brittany
May 03, 2011 Brittany rated it really liked it
Helen and Frank Bagley are my great grandparents. Helen even signed my copy of the book, just months before she passed in 1988, at age 91.

In this book Helen relates a truly unique pioneer experience. The Mojave Desert in the 1920's was truly one of the last frontiers of the United States. Though times were tough, the Bagleys made a truly beautiful life for themselves there. Some of Helen's stories are simply amazing. She writes vividly of the many characters she encountered in the untamed sands.
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Devon
May 04, 2011 Devon rated it it was amazing
I am understandably biased because my great-grandmother wrote this book. That said, this is a wonderful book for understanding the pioneers of the West's last frontier. The best part about the entertaining and unique characters in this book is that they were all real people and their incredible stories really happened. Worth the read whether you're a friend of Twentynine Palms or a lover of history.
Allison
Nov 13, 2007 Allison rated it really liked it
the story of Helen Bagley of Portland, Oregon. In 1927 she moved with her husband Bill, suffering from asthma, two little boys and a baby to the Southern California high desert community of 29 Palms. The Bagleys, as early homesteaders, opened the area's first grocery store. For desert lovers, Helen's story of a pioneer woman makes an interesting and unusual read
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May 10, 2009 Karen rated it it was amazing
history of 29 palms. my grandparents are in it.
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