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Story describes the lives of pioneer men of the early American West

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News from Farcountry Press

HELENA — Farcountry Press is excited to announce the release of “No Ordinary Journey: Stories of Men on the Overland Trails” by renowned author Mary Barmeyer O’Brien. In this compelling anthology, “No Ordinary Journey” delves into the lives of pioneer men who embarked on the arduous overland trails during the mid-nineteenth century, seeking adventure, prosperity, and a new life in the promising West.

“No Ordinary Journey” is a testament to Mary Barmeyer O’Brien’s dedication to preserving and sharing the tales of those who shaped the American frontier. From the rugged landscapes to profound human experiences, readers will be captivated by the vivid narratives woven together by this skilled and talented author.

Experience the challenges, triumphs, and sacrifices of these courageous men from diverse backgrounds, including Midwestern farmers, those escaping persecution, and others yearning for a fresh start, as they set out on a journey like no other.

The allure of the West motivated these men to undertake the most grueling and dangerous expedition of their lives. 

“No Ordinary Journey: Stories of Men on the Overland Trails” (ISBN: [978-1-56037-838-9], Far-country Press, 2024) is available in softcover at various local retailers, as well as online and Farcountry Press at 800-821-3874,

Mary Barmeyer O’Brien, a Polson, Montana resident, is the author of several books, both fiction and nonfiction, about women’s history and pioneers on the overland trails. Mary writes from her home in the mountains of western Montana, where she and her husband enjoy hiking, birdwatching, and exploring.


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