Sarah moved to California in 1897, settling in the town of Stent, some eight miles southwest of Sonora. There she met and married Albert J. Olds, a miner and a member of a distinguished California family. In 1908, after living in Reno for two years, the family moved to a desert homestead about thirty miles north of town. In 1931, the family moved back to Reno, where Albert soon died. Sarah, her later years devoted to traveling and revising this account of her Nevada homestead, died at the age of 88.
The foreword to
Twenty Miles From a Match
was written by her daughter, Leslie Olds Zurfluh, the fourth of Sarah and A. J.'s six children.