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The preserving of journals and diaries grew to become a nearly daily hobby for plenty of american citizens within the 19th century. Adeline and Julia Graham, younger women from Berrien Springs, Michigan, have been either attracted to this job, writing concerning the day-by-day occasions of their lives, in addition to their 'grand adventures.' those are attention-grabbing, deeply own money owed that offer an perception into the concepts and motivation of 2 sisters who lived greater than a century in the past. Adeline all started retaining a diary while she was once 16, from mid-1880 via mid-1884; via it we see a tender lady coming of age during this small group in western Michigan. Paired with Adeline's account is her sister Julia's diary, which starts in 1885 while she units out with 3 different younger ladies to dwelling house in Greeley County, Kansas, simply east of the Colorado border. it's a brilliant and colourful narrative of a tender woman's trip into America's western landscape.

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