Letters of a Woman Homesteader by Elinore Pruitt StewartPeopled with the kinds of characters most novelists only dream of(Christian Science Monitor), this classic account of American frontier living captures the rambunctious spirit of a pioneer who set out in 1909 to prove that a woman could ranch. Stewarts captivating missives from her homestead in Wyoming bring to full life the beauty, isolation, and joys of working the prairie.
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LETTERS OF A WOMAN HOMESTEADER
Letters of a Woman Homesteader is a compilation of letters written by a young woman named Elinore Rupert, a widow with a small daughter named Jerrine, to her former employer, Mrs. When Elinore's husband died in a railroad accident, she held down odd jobs until she heard about the possibility of getting her own homestead and being self-sufficient. So she became the housekeeper for a Wyoming rancher, a Scotsman named Clyde Stewart.