Letters of A Woman Homesteader

Letters of A Woman Homesteader

eBook - 2012
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As a young widow with a small 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. This unsurpassed classic of American frontier life-enhanced with original illustrations by N. C. Wyeth-will charm today's audience as much as it fascinated readers when it was first published in 1914.
Publisher: [United States] : Dover Publications : Made available through hoopla, 2012
ISBN: 9780486140124
0486140121
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: hoopla digital

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Dec 05, 2016

My favourite kind of book,1900 letters from a woman homesteader,true story,very upbeat. DO NOT read the forward first unless you. want to ruin the whole book. Why do people do that? If they know so much and or are. such wonderful writers they should write their own book instead of ruining that book for the next reader!

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