The Ride of Her Life: The True Story of a Woman, Her Horse, and Their Last-Chance Journey Across America

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The Ride of Her Life: The True Story of a Woman, Her Horse, and Their Last-Chance Journey Across America

The Ride of Her Life: The True Story of a Woman, Her Horse, and Their Last-Chance Journey Across America

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Her plan was to gather her remaining cash and spend two years on the road, heading toward the shores of California where she dreamed of living out her final days. In 1955, her story ratcheted deep into the American psyche: her life alone on a small farm, her horse, her dog, her fearlessness and determination.

Harriett Annie Wilkins was born in Bath, Somerset, England, the daughter of John Wilkins, a clergyman, and Harriet Sockett Francis Wilkins.In the early part of the twentieth century, there was an upsurge in nostalgia about America’s pioneer past,” Letts affirms.

Annie, Tarzan, and her dog, Depeche Toi, rode straight into a world transformed by the rapid construction of modern highways. His parents, Thomas Wilkins and Harriet Chaplin, married in St James’s Church, Great Ellingham on the 24th May, 1836. It took more than courage and foolhardiness to set off on a horse you hadn’t gotten to know, let alone ride one in over thirty years. It and reminiscences of those who knew her portray a Victorian lady who ministered faithfully to the sick, the unfortunate, the neglected, and the forgotten, including prisoners in the jail; they also describe a good teacher and a well-educated woman of considerable literary ability.She finally rides into California having found her true self, regained her health and - defying those doctors - lives another 22 years. Copies of her volumes continue to be found in widely dispersed places, indicating its contemporary appeal. Continuing with this request will add an alert to the cemetery page and any new volunteers will have the opportunity to fulfill your request. Their household also includes Bertie’s 6 year old nephew Harold John Wilkins and Florence’s parents, Charles and Harriet Stubbings.



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