Wednesday, December 28, 2016

What I'm reading Wednesday...

Mercer Girls by Libbie Hawker

When the American Civil War ended cotton shipments to the north, the mill town of Lowell, Massachusetts suffered lost jobs and lost fortunes.  When A. S. Mercer, a Seattle resident, came east to recruit women to travel west to Seattle, where men outnumbered women ten to one, a few plucky Lowell women took the risk.  This book was inspired by actual events, on which the late '60s television show Here Come The Brides was also based.
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