Letters of a Woman Homesteader

Author: Elinore Pruitt Stewart
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486140121
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This towering classic of American frontier life paints a candid portrait of a young widow's work, travels, neighbors, and harsh existence on a Wyoming ranch in the early 1900s. Six original illustrations by N.C. Wyeth.

Letters of a Woman Homesteader

Author: Elinore Pruitt Elinore Pruitt Stewart
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ISBN: 9781521907948
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How is this book unique? Font adjustments & biography included Unabridged (100% Original content) Illustrated About Letters Of A Woman Homesteader by Elinore Pruitt Stewart As a widow with a child, Elinore Pruitt left Denver in 1909 and set out for Wyoming, where she hoped to buy a ranch. Determined to prove that a lone woman could survive the hardships of homesteading, she initially worked as a housekeeper and hired hand for a neighbor--a kind but taciturn Scottish bachelor whom she eventually married. Spring and summers were hard, she concedes, and were taken up with branding, farming, doctoring cattle, and other chores. But with the arrival of fall, Pruitt found time to take her young daughter on camping trips and serve her neighbors as midwife, doctor, teacher, Santa Claus, and friend. She provides a candid portrait of these and other experiences in twenty-six letters written to a friend back in Denver. 'Letters Of A Woman Homesteader' is described by the 'Wall Street Journal' as "warmly delightful, vigorously affirmative," this unsurpassed classic of American frontier life, complete with many illustrations will charm today's audience as much as it fascinated readers when it was first published in 1914.

Montana Women Homesteaders

Author: Sarah Carter
Publisher: Farcountry Press
ISBN: 1560374497
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By shedding light on Montana's first women homesteaders--determined 19th- and early 20th-century pioneers--Carter reveals inspiring stories filled with joy, tragedy, and redemption.

Pioneer Women

Author: Joanna Stratton
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1476753598
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From a rediscovered collection of autobiographical accounts written by hundreds of Kansas pioneer women in the early twentieth century, Joanna Stratton has created a collection hailed by Newsweek as “uncommonly interesting” and “a remarkable distillation of primary sources.” Never before has there been such a detailed record of women’s courage, such a living portrait of the women who civilized the American frontier. Here are their stories: wilderness mothers, schoolmarms, Indian squaws, immigrants, homesteaders, and circuit riders. Their personal recollections of prairie fires, locust plagues, cowboy shootouts, Indian raids, and blizzards on the plains vividly reveal the drama, danger and excitement of the pioneer experience. These were women of relentless determination, whose tenacity helped them to conquer loneliness and privation. Their work was the work of survival, it demanded as much from them as from their men—and at last that partnership has been recognized. “These voices are haunting” (The New York Times Book Review), and they reveal the special heroism and industriousness of pioneer women as never before.

Staking her claim

Author: Marcia Meredith Hensley
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Instead of talking about women's rights, these frontier women grabbed the opportunity to become landowners by homesteading in the still wild west of the early 1900s. Here they tell their stories in their own words-through letters and articles of the time-of adventure, independence, foolhardiness, failure, and freedom. Book jacket.

The Adventures of the Woman Homesteader

Author: Susanne K. George
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
ISBN: 9780803270428
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Among the most engaging accounts of life in the American West, Elinore Pruitt Stewart related her adventures on an isolated Wyoming homestead with vividness, gusto, and sympathy. Now, we go beyond her published letters to examine the life behind the words. Photographs.

Letters on an Elk Hunt

Author: Elinore Pruitt Elinore Pruitt Stewart
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ISBN: 9781520812304
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How is this book unique? Font adjustments & biography included Unabridged (100% Original content) Illustrated About Letters on an Elk Hunt by Elinore Pruitt Stewart Elinore Pruitt Stewart (born Elinore Pruitt; June 3, 1876 - October 8, 1933) was a homesteader in Wyoming, and a memoirist who between 1909 and 1914 wrote letters describing her life there to a former employer in Denver, Colorado. Those letters, which reveal an adventurous, capable, and resourceful woman of lively intelligence, were published in two collections in 1914 and 1915. The first of those collections, Letters of a Woman Homesteader, was the basis of the 1979 movie Heartland.

Letters of a Woman Homesteader Scholar s Choice Edition

Author: Elinore Pruitt Stewart
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ISBN: 9781295934881
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