Carrie Adell Strahorn
By Helen K. Egloff
Carrie Green the middle daughter of
John W. Green a Prominent Surgeon one of the first west of Chicago.
Carrie used to a comfortable life Born in Marengo Illinois and
in 1877 getting married to Robert Strahorn who just took on a
contract for the railroad to document in writing conditions for
the railroad in 1877.
Carrie and her husband Pard as Carrie
called him traveled widely in countries where there were no rail
lines; they traveled by stage coach and horse back threw Colorado,
Idaho, New Mexico, Montana, Washington state, and Oregon in the
1870s. Fellow passengers were story tellers, singers of broody
songs, children with whooping cough a few woman mostly men going
west to find fortunes in gold or commerce.
Carrie rode through Indian wars, over
mountains, through vales, through dense, broad open plains, through
rivers untold, and forest fires. Through sunshine and storm, through
mud and dust with companions of all personalities and experiences
unrivaled by any of her sex she documents the west as she saw
it. Carrie went down in mine shafts and to the top of Pikes Peak
and Estes Park. She documents an extensive coverage of Yellow
Stone Park at its very beginning with its medicinal hot springs
and mighty gushers and majestic colors it's sulfur fumes and all
it's beauty and grandeur.
Carrie records all this in her book
published in 1911 called Fifteen Thousand Miles by Stage.