Nowadays it's no big deal for a girl to travel 75 miles. But when Charlotte May Pierstorff wanted to cross the Idaho mountains to see her grandma in 1914, it was a very big deal indeed. The railroad was the only way to get t here, and a train ticket would have cost her parents a full day of pay. 


Read about the true story of how May got to visit her grandma, thanks to her own spunk, her father's clever plan, and the U.S. Mail. 

Mailing May

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    Nez Perce County Museum

    0306 3rd Street 

    Lewiston, Idaho 83501


    Hours: Tuesday - Saturday 10am-4pm

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