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Helga Estby's Forgotten Walk Across Victorian America
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In 1896 Estby, a 36-year-old Norwegian immigrant, was behind on taxes and the mortgage for the Washington farm, and so took up a $10,000 wager by unknown sponsors to walk across the US from sea to sea, taking her 18-year-old daughter Clara with her. The family discarded her account of the trip; there are no diaries, few…

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