Sod Houses, Blizzards, and Krakatoa
Families left in wagons with ‘In God we trusted, in Kansas we busted’ scrawled on the side.
When I lived in the New York City suburbs, my friend Denise gave me a paperback book called Pioneer Women: Voices from the Kansas Frontier. “I don’t know how these women survived,” she said. “I couldn’t do it. Their lives seem unbearable.”