“Heroism of a Pioneer Woman”

Henry Howe. From Great West: Containing Narratives of ... Events in Western History ... Sketches of Frontier Life, Descriptions of Natural Curiosities, 1860.

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This image from an illustrated history of the frontier accompanied the tale of a 1791 attack on the John Merrill home in Kentucky in which Mrs. Merrill killed five attackers with her ax.

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Item Type Book Section
Title Heroism of a Pioneer Woman
Short Title Heroism of a Pioneer Woman, 1860
Book Title Great West: Containing Narratives of ... Events in Western History ... Sketches of Frontier Life, Descriptions of Natural Curiosities
Place of Publication Bellefonte, Ala.
Publisher J.F. Kirby
Creator Henry Howe
Publication Date 1860
Pages Page opposite 157
Call Number F 89 .418
Location General Collections 2nd floor