Not many people remember her. Yet, she stepped out of her safe and normal to take a chance on change. A recent widow, she could be taken care of by her family, or she could hope to find a mate to take care of her and her son.
Abigail Robinson Camp had a desire for adventure and a spirit to chance it on her own. Yet, in 1885, a trip from Vermont to the wilds of Minnesota Territory held enough challenges but being the only female taking care of a log-cabin hotel surrounded by a camp full of men kept her on her guard and busy. Early town people kept the stories about her strength and wisdom alive despite the many deprivations they all faced.
Come this Sunday, January 14th, 2024, at 1:00 to hear a bit more about Abigail’s story. Help us celebrate the GIRLS as she joins Jennie Phillips, “Scruples & Drams,” and Maude Porter, “Pins & Needles,” as we launch my third in the trilogy of Minnesota Main Street Women, “Where Two Rivers Meet.” We will share a few stories, a little history, and some refreshments, including the celebration of cutting the cake, always the highlight of my parties.