Woman of the Cavalcade: An Epic True Story by Edith Eudora Kohl
In “Woman of the Cavalcade,” Edith Kohl describes her dramatic, true-life experiences in helping to settle America’s wild West. As background, the Homestead Acts offered free ownership of 270 million acres of public land (10% of America) to people who settle the undeveloped lands west of the Mississippi River. 1.6 million homesteaders responded!This time, her adventures take her into the Judith Basin of Montana during the early 1900s where she started her fourth newspaper and fought the big grain trusts which were robbing the farmers - forcing them into poverty - by cheating them of profits on their first crops of grain. Edith heroically fought for the farmers with the help of several U.S. senators and became involved with the American Society of Equity, now known as The Farm Bureau.
Edith Kohl recorded these historic events from personal experience because she was part of it - she lived it! Her craft of words paints vivid images of what she experienced as she describes the sights, sounds, people and events. She does this so well, it allows readers – generations later - to more fully understand and appreciate the harsh realities of how America’s West was settled.This book is the third in Edith Kohl’s trilogy entitled, “Conquering the Wild West – Edith Kohl’s Trilogy.” The first book is “Land of the Burnt Thigh” followed by “The Sodbreakers” and then finally, “Woman of the Cavalcade.” Each book gives readers a unique “peek behind the curtain” as Edith describes the people and exciting, sometimes tragic, events as they unfolded. Reading her books is like hearing her voice tell us these remarkable true stories. In so doing, her books comprise an important literary treasure for all Americans who value the history of our country’s beginnings.Cliff Ammons, Edith Kohl's nephew, only recently discovered all three of Edith’s original, typed manuscripts in her old, “ratty-looking” suitcase that was left unopened for well over fifty years! Cliff now presents all of his aunt’s first-hand, historic accounts as she describes her remarkable experiences involved in the settling of America's undeveloped wild West. All three of her books are now available for the first time on Amazon.com in paperback and eBook formats. Readers are in for a treat!