Pioneers with Eminence

35 Stories with Impact

by Stephen L. Wood


Book Details

35 stories, of people, events, recipes, and foods from early man in the west to the space age that changed our country or helped in the making of it. Every story has information about a person, place or event with a surprise ending that will make you say, “I didn’t know that”, or ‘WOW! How did they survive?” Many did not but are not forgotten. History cannot be changed only told with the hope we, as a people, will learn and appreciate what others have given us or started and try to retain, yet improve on these values. These stories are taken from many sources. While all are believed to be based on facts, several cannot be verified by the author for their authenticity.

Beginning with the American pioneers’ westward expansion and ending with humans exploring the moon, Stephen L. Wood’s Pioneers with Eminence Optimization: 35 Stories with Impact offers stirring true stories of people who journeyed into the unknown, not knowing if they would or could ever see loved ones and familiar places again. Wood researched each story, and several draw from diaries written by people involved in the actual events. Of note, Pioneers with Eminence Optimization focuses on the roll women played in the westward expansion of the United States, leaving the reader saying, “I didn’t know that!” or “Wow, really?” In these stories, we find one hundred years of pioneers who made an impact on this great nation, and still do today.


About the Author

Stephen L. Wood

About the author Born on a dirt farm in the sand hills of eastern Colorado in 1942 his father, a share-cropper, Steve grew up knowing what hard work was. After his three boys were on their own, Steve and wife Jan bought land in a very remote mountain area in the high Colorado Rockies where they built their small ranch, all off grid, and have resided for over forty-eight years. A student of western history, Steve has written several books you may find interesting. BUILDING OUR DREAM IN REMOTE COLORADO—THE BLIZZARD OF 77—47 YEARS LIVING OFF GRID—WHITE ARROW (his first western fiction)

Also by Stephen L. Wood

Blizzard of 77
47 Years Living Off-Grid
White Arrow