Horseback Cross-Country Trekker Inspires the Nation

Horseback Cross-Country Trekker Inspires the Nation

Constant Wonder - Radio Archive, Episode undefined

  • Jun 30, 2021 6:00 pm
  • 40:55 mins

When Annie Wilkins’ doctor gives her two years to live, Annie sells her farm, buys a horse, and leaves Maine for the cross-country trek of a lifetime in pursuit of the Pacific Ocean. Her journey West includes tales of a marriage proposal, grand parades, red carpets, and a truck accident. When the national press found out about her, she became a viral sensation. Guest: Elizabeth Letts, author of "The Ride of Her Life: The True Story of a Woman, Her Horse, and Their Last-Chance Journey Across America" Image Credit: AP Images