Letters of a woman homesteader by elinore pruitt stewart

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Letters of a Woman Homesteader by Elinore Pruitt Stewart

Peopled 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 by Elinore Pruitt Stewart

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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.

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3 thoughts on “Letters of a Woman Homesteader by Elinore Pruitt Stewart

  1. Elinore Pruitt Stewart was a homesteader in Wyoming, and a memoirist who between and two collections in and The first of those collections, Letters of a Woman Homesteader, was the basis of the movie Heartland.

  2. The writer of the following letters is a young woman who lost her husband in a railroad accident and went to Denver to seek support for herself and her two-year-old daughter, Jerrine.

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