Sarah Bickford

Sarah Bickford was born as a plantation slave in 1852 near Jonesboro Tennessee. After the Civil War, she moved to Knoxville and lived with her aunt (biological or adoptive, it’s not yet clear). There, she got a job as a nanny for John Murphy, who took her with him when he moved to Virginia City, … Read more

Racing to the Sky

What are your plans for this weekend? Watching the Olympics? Buying ice cream to make up for the fact that you forgot Friday is Valentines Day? Do your plans involve racing 350 miles through snowy Montana wilderness, enduring freezing conditions with little sleep? Seem crazy? For the past 29 years, participants in Montana’s Race to … Read more