by Thomas C. Jepsen
A moving and personal account of the life story of Ma Kiley, a Texas-born railroad telegraph operator who worked as a "boomer" in the American West, Mexico and Canada in the early 1900s. This book also provides a background on telegraphy, a little known area of women's work and the struggle these women faced on gaining access to the field of telegraphy and in trying to establish their own identities.
ISBN 0-87404-275-5, Paperback, $12.50
6x9, 100 pg.,photos, endnotes, biblio. 1998
To order, write: Texas Western Press, University of Texas at El Paso, El Paso, TX 79968-0633—or use the Texas Western Press toll-free number (for ordering only): (800) 488-3789—or order by e-mail