Twenty Miles From a Match
Sarah Olds

Olds tells of the hardships, frustrations, poverty, and other tribulations her family suffered from shortly after the turn of the century until well into the Great Depression while homesteading in the deserts north of Reno, west of Sutcliffe on Pyramid Lake.

Product Details
Paperback: 200 pages
Publisher: University of Nevada Press (January 1, 1978)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0874170524
ISBN-13: 978-0874170528

About the Author

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.