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Sleepless nights, while violent desert winds tore at her four-room portable bungalow; walking guided by the stars; waking before dawn to watch the mysterious desert mirage; sleeping under starlit skies, often alone, with dangerous "side-winders" (snakes) about and coyotes barking in the distance; all these were the experiences of an Iowa State graduate, Miss Alice Mann, '90, who tells of her three years homesteading in California on her desert claim.
The Iowa Homemaker
"Alice Mann's Three Years in the Desert,"
The Iowa Homemaker: Vol. 3
, Article 15.
Available at: https://lib.dr.iastate.edu/homemaker/vol3/iss7/15