Mabel Wright Hurst (1901-1974) kept a weekly journal for thirty-eight years.
"In a little granary, about 12x14 feet, located just south of the two room adobe house of Grandfather Black, at Fruitland, New Mexico, on March 19, 1901,
I first saw the light of day..."
Mabel wrote about her life in the pioneer outskirts of the American southwest. Her journals share a perspective on historical events like
World War II, the Great Depression, and polio. She also wrote about things that were personal and dear... her family, her faith, her flowers.
This website is a collection of Mabel's journals and pictures. We welcome anything you might want to share.