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He Took Brides to Northwest Pioneers
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TitleHe Took Brides to Northwest Pioneers
AbstractPhoto, illustration, and biographical article about Asa Shinn Mercer, or Asa Mercer (1839-1917), "[b]y turns educator, lawmaker, editor and author," but most noted for "the transportation of unmarried women from the East to become the wives of lonely men in the Pacific Northwest" starting in 1866. Native of Illinois establishing his wife delivery system with financial support of freighter Ben Holladay and media support of western promoter Horace Greeley before becoming a cattle industry activist and journalist in Wyoming.
SourceKansas City Times
Local SubjectMercer, Asa S.
Item TypeNewspaper Article
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Item ID116600
CONTENTdm number24600
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