Encyclopedia regarding the Great Plains

David J. Wishart, Editor

MAIL-ORDER BRIDES

The word “mail-order bride,” since it relates to a wedding arranged via communication between US women and men into the Great Plains within the nineteenth century, is mostly a misnomer. Twentieth-century folklore has it that the homesteader could peruse the Sears and Roebuck or Montgomery Ward catalogs and order a spouse become sent to his dusty home in the same way effortlessly as he could purchase a rifle, kitchen stove, or belly remedy, you a lot more interesting.

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