Days on the Road: Crossing the Plains in 1865, The Diary of Sarah Raymond Herndon

Days on the Road: Crossing the Plains in 1865, The Diary of Sarah Raymond Herndon

Sarah Raymond Herndon Mary Barmeyer O'Brien / Jan 22, 2020

Days on the Road Crossing the Plains in The Diary of Sarah Raymond Herndon Sarah Raymond was an unmarried woman of twenty four who in May barely a month after the end of the Civil War mounted her beloved pony and headed west alongside the wagon carrying her mother and t

  • Title: Days on the Road: Crossing the Plains in 1865, The Diary of Sarah Raymond Herndon
  • Author: Sarah Raymond Herndon Mary Barmeyer O'Brien
  • ISBN: 9780762725816
  • Page: 299
  • Format: Paperback
  • Sarah Raymond was an unmarried woman of twenty four who in May 1865 barely a month after the end of the Civil War mounted her beloved pony and headed west alongside the wagon carrying her mother and two younger brothers They traveled by wagon train over the Great Plains toward the Rocky Mountains, with no certain idea of where they would settle themselves but a strong dSarah Raymond was an unmarried woman of twenty four who in May 1865 barely a month after the end of the Civil War mounted her beloved pony and headed west alongside the wagon carrying her mother and two younger brothers They traveled by wagon train over the Great Plains toward the Rocky Mountains, with no certain idea of where they would settle themselves but a strong desire to leave war torn Missouri behind and start a new life.Days on the Road is the story of this remarkable journey and of the young woman who made it Written on the trail and originally published in 1902, it is a tribute to all of the emigrants who made their way west and the tale of a truly extraordinary woman.

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    1. A nice little diary. Short but a perspective of crossing from Missouri to the west that is unique. The author, Sarah, leaves much unsaid, and much that was said was done very politely and with an amazingly positive perspective. To me it displays the prim and 'stiff upper lip' attitude that her family seems to observe for every situation whether thrilling or catastrophic. She doesn't give details of their suffering just stated facts concerning the journey and all they struggled through. So, altho [...]


    2. I am glad that I purchased and read this diary. It caught my interest since is was about a family moving west from Missouri right after the end of the civil war. Her diary was a daily journal of the days events which gave me a real feel for her journey and this time period.Being a teenager this was an adventure for her and an extended "camping trip" When her diary ended-it just ended at their final destination Virginia City Montana a gold mining town. The ending left me wanting to know how Sarah [...]


    3. I'm always fascinated to read of earlier times, and Sarah left a very interesting diary chronicling her three-month wagon journey from Iowa to Montana in 1865. Her portrayal gave me a different picture of wagon-train journeys than I had previously had, but I also realize that her travel was toward the end of the Great Migration, and conditions had changed considerably from those heading west in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. Reading this book while vacationing in Glacier National Park a [...]


    4. This is one of three books I read for a class "East of Here," about the westward expansion. Of all 3 books I liked this one the best. It's an authentic diary of a woman on a wagon train in 1865. I appreciated Sarah's appreciation of the beauty of Nature as she traveled, as well as her descriptions of personalities along the way. What surprised me is how relatively uneventful the four-month journey was. She was a strong young woman who was independent and calm. I enjoyed the book. Was it awesome? [...]




    5. Journaling was the blog of it's day. I was totally taken aback by the story as I expected the story to be totally different. Sarah and her family were so cheerful and full of excitement. Never wavering from their positive outlook! I'd always thought that traveling by covered wagon would be a major drudgery that was endured because it was just the way to travel in 1865. As someone who grew up in Montana I now understand why there is a hatred of toll roads! lol. Everything about their journey to t [...]


    6. A young women's daily life on traveling by covered wagon to NevadaWhat makes this short book so interesting is that it is a day to day recounting of traveling from Missouri to Nevada in the mid 1800's. The writer tells of her feelings about all that she sees and the people she meets. Some parts are politically incorrect in out time but representat the feelings of that time.


    7. Excellent Historical Account. An excellent firsthand historical account of a young womans journey across the country from Missouri to Virginia City, Montana. Sarah's diary gives a daily account of the hardships, loss and dangers of immegrants traveling in a wagon train across the unforgiving wild west.Every western history buff will like this account.


    8. This book left me wanting to read more.I very much enjoyed this book. The simple straightforward way in which she relates her experiences is refreshing. I have two regrets; 1) There is a part of the book that the narrative is cut off, and picks up at a later time. 2) The book ended. I would have liked to have read more.


    9. OutstandingWonderfully told stories full of hope, optimism, faith. Perhaps now my favorite human interest story. In spite of hardship, disease and death the writer maintained a positive outlook.


    10. "I rode Dick, and it was a hard ride." ~ Sarah Raymond Herndon That pretty much sums up the account. And if you played Oregon Trail as a kid, prepare for nostalgia.


    11. Found this book a fascinating read. First person accounting of life in 1865 on a wagon train. This journal captures the thoughts, feelings, and life of Sarah Raymond Herndon.


    12. Historc diaryI enjoyed the diary of traveling in a covered wagon. Something to think about as families move to settle the west.


    13. Days on the Road is a rare first-hand account written by a plucky, pious young girl emigrating across the great, wild American plains from Missouri to the foundling West during the last stages of the civil war. Much of that stretch was Injun' country in 1865 and the threat of being scalped was very real, with countless fresh tales and graves along the way to underline the risks.Still, despite her tender years, Herndon has her faith to draw courage from and before the convoy moves out she shows s [...]


    14. A woman's perspective I found this a very enjoyable read. To be able to view this journey though a woman's perspective was a new adventure for me. She writes well and keeps things interesting and moving even in times when nothing seemed to change for days at a time while crossing the plains.


    15. I give this book 4 stars because it's frustrating that she does not make clear who her brothers are or their names. Never learned her Motheres' name either. It was'nt till the end that I guessed who the brothers might be. As you can see, it was never really clear. That aside, it was a wonderful book if you like real history, plus I really liked Sarah. It would be nice to get a followup of her life after the journey. Of course, that's not possible.


    16. This is an eyewitness account of a journey across the plains in 1865. In search of a better life, "Miss Sallie's" family heads west following the Civil War. Over the course of the 4 month trip, this independent young woman rides her pony each day and writes an account of the events as she experiences them.


    17. Interesting read by someone who was educated enough to describe an actual journey across the US to their new home in Montana in 1865. They Were "proper people" and kept that proper air about them throughout the journey. The description of the Native Americans was sad, but their view was tainted by some bad rumors and really no reliable knowledge of a life different than theirs.


    18. Very interestingFound the day to day experiences interesting without all the shoot-em up gore upon which most accounts seem to focus. Thankfully they and many others travelled reasonably safe but certainly experienced hardships difficult to imagine. Loved the phrase, "returning to the United States"


    19. InterestingI enjoyed this journey and it's day to day events as I believe some of my ancestors made a similar trip. It gives one the feeling of the difficulty of the settlement of our beautiful country. For those of us that descended from these very brave people, it is a tale of what tough life is really like. An excellent read.


    20. This diary of a woman on a wagon train from Missouri to Wyoming in 1865, gives an up close view of that life. Her attitude towards "Indians" is unpleasant to a modern reader, however, and she strikes me as somewhat of a snob.


    21. Days On The RoadI enjoyed this book having traveled the same route dozens of time as a long haul trucker in these contemporary times. I could easily imagine the journey they took so long ago.


    22. A rather interesting account from a slightly different perspective than many of the westward migration diaries. It reads well, but I frequently wanted more background information to clarify the simple diary entries.


    23. Wagon train history Miss Sallie kept a diary on her family's trip west from the first day leaving Missouri to the arrival in a Virginia City. Sallie describes the sad and joyful times on the trail west. History buffs read this book.ail trial.


    24. I've read a lot of westward expansion literature.This one just doesn't cut it. Dry reading, snobby author.Not much new under the sun with this one and there are definitely better diaries out there.


    25. Super interesting. Primary source history. Plucky girl! Someone whom I would have liked to know. Really wished there was more information about what happened next in her life. It's a fascinating part of our American history.


    26. This book started out really interesting but after a while the wagon trail life seems a bit drab and mundane with not much more to talk about than what you would expect of a wagon journey west, sleep, talk, stop and rest, etc. I guess I should have expected that.


    27. Amazing luck she had!Seems like a walk in the parkbut interesting nonetheless.This was a charmed train that crossed some hard country at a hard time and made it look easy.


    28. How could I give someone's diary any less than 5 stars? Just a wonderful, insightful view of early immigrants crossing the plains, through a fresh writer's voice.


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