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Sunday, July 22, 2012

My adventures with Nellie Cashman



I just had an adventure with Nellie Cashman without leaving home. Nellie has a chapter in Women Explorers by Julie Cummins.  Nellie's  explorations
took her from Ireland to Boston and out to the American West. She worked as a cook in Nevada while she learned how to prospect for gold. Then she went to the Canadian North and staked a claim there. When she heard that men in a mining camp were starving, she and some fellow prospectors
went to their rescue. Nellie nursed the sick men back to health.  Next she  moved to Tombstone, Arizona and opened a restaurant. Although the book says Nellie Cashman's Restaurant is still open, it closed a couple of years ago. Cafe Margarita is at that site now.

 This book has chapters on other women explorers readers will enjoy learning about.
Nonfiction Monday

3 comments:

  1. What an adventurer! Thanks for participating in Nofiction Monday!

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  2. Yes, she does sound like an interesting person. Thanks for sharing this book.

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  3. I love books about adventurous women with that can - do spirit. Thanks for sharing this!

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