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Mailing May by Michael O. Tunnell
Nowadays it’s no big deal for a girl to travel seventy-five miles. But when Charlotte May Pierstorff wanted to cross seventy-five miles of Idaho mountains to see her grandma in 1914, it was a very big deal indeed. There was no highway except the railroad, and a train ticket would have cost her parents a full day’s pay. Here is the true story of how May got to visit her grandma, thanks to her own spunk, her father’s ingenuity, and the U.S. mail.
Author: Michael O. Tunnell
Illustrator: Ted Rand
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