Includes bibliographical references (p. 261-273) and index.
pt. 1. Beginnings. Overland journey ; The girls from Auburn ; "A funny, scraggly place"
"Refined, intelligent gentlewomen"
pt. 2. Old world and new. Unfenced ; The Grand Tour ; Ferry's scheme ; Departure ; Hell Hill
pt. 3. Working girls. Turnips and tears ; The mad ladies of Strawberry Park ; Debut
pt. 4. Reckonings. The cream of Routt county ; "Unarmed and defenseless" ; "The dark days are few" ; Three-wire winter ; Commencement.
"A captivating full-length book derived from a widely read and much beloved New Yorker piece about Wickenden's grandmother and her grandmother's best friend who left their affluent East Coast lives to "rough it" as teachers in the wilds of Colorado in 1916"--Provided by publisher.