Homesteader's Portfolio

Homesteader's Portfolio

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by Alice Day Pratt
     
 

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As many as 20 percent of the homesteaders in the arid west in the first two decades of the twentieth century were single women, yet these women are largely missing from histories of the West. This powerful memoir presents a rare look at the life of a single woman homesteader on the Oregon high desert. See more details below

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As many as 20 percent of the homesteaders in the arid west in the first two decades of the twentieth century were single women, yet these women are largely missing from histories of the West. This powerful memoir presents a rare look at the life of a single woman homesteader on the Oregon high desert.

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Reprint of the Macmillan edition of 1922. An account of Pratt's move in 1911 as an "old maid schoolteacher" to eastern, then central Oregon to homestead and to teach. The adventure ended in 1930 with financial failure. Paper edition (unseen), $13.95. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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ISBN-13:
9780870715174
Publisher:
Oregon State University Press
Publication date:
09/28/1993
Series:
Northwest Reprints Series
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
5.01(w) x 7.50(h) x 0.73(d)

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