The Deadliest Woman in the West: Mother Nature on the Prairies and Plains

Caxton Press
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Here is the story of encounters with Mother Nature on the trans-Mississippi West's prairies and plains. Upon this huge stage, particularly during the nineteenth century, was played out some of the planet's most intense weather events. The New Madrid Earthquakes of 1811 were some of the most devastating quakes ever recorded. Mighty thunderstorms rumbled across the prairies and plains accosting man and beast with tornadoes, hail, and floods. Lightning struck men dead, or it ignited prairie fires capable of overtaking the swiftest horse and rider. A tornado that ripped through St. Louis, Missouri killed more people than Custer lost at Little Big Horn. The Galveston Hurricane of 1900 remains the deadliest natural disaster to ever strike the nation. Rod Beemer's detailed compilation of historic events provides interesting insight into the obstacles these forefathers faced at the mercy of The Deadliest Woman in the West.
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About the author

Rod Beemer is a freelance writer whose work includes several books, magazine and newspaper articles and anthologies.  Rod and his wife Dawn have been married for more than 40 years and they make their home in Bennington, Kansas.
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Publisher
Caxton Press
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Published on
Dec 31, 2006
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Pages
392
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ISBN
9780870044557
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Language
English
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Genres
History / United States / 19th Century
Nature / Natural Disasters
Nature / Weather
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