Letters of a Woman Homesteader / Edition 2

Letters of a Woman Homesteader / Edition 2

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by Elinore Pruitt Stewart, Paul Stewart
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0803251939

ISBN-13: 9780803251939

Pub. Date: 01/28/1990

Publisher: UNP - Bison Books


Elinore Pruitt, a widow and mother who washed clothes for a living in Denver, planned to work as a housekeeper for some rancher while learning all she would need to know about homesteading a place for herself. In 1909 she went to work for Clyde Stewart, whose ranch was near Burnt Fork, Wyoming, and within six weeks she married him. "Ranch work seemed to

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Elinore Pruitt, a widow and mother who washed clothes for a living in Denver, planned to work as a housekeeper for some rancher while learning all she would need to know about homesteading a place for herself. In 1909 she went to work for Clyde Stewart, whose ranch was near Burnt Fork, Wyoming, and within six weeks she married him. "Ranch work seemed to require that we be married first and do our sparking afterward," she wrote Juliet Coney, her former employer. She maintained her independence by filing on a quarter section adjacent to her husband's land and proving it up herself. Her delightful letters, written from the time of her arrival until 1913, authentically depict an Old West that, as Jessamyn West notes in her foreword, has been "progressively obscured by those who portray it most often."

The critically acclaimed 1980 film Heartland was based on Elinore Pruitt Stewart's letters and journals.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780803251939
Publisher:
UNP - Bison Books
Publication date:
01/28/1990
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
282
Sales rank:
305,355
Product dimensions:
5.31(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.60(d)
Lexile:
1070L (what's this?)

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Letters of a Woman Homesteader 3.7 out of 5 based on 1 ratings. 35 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Amazing, surprising account of one woman's adventure in the raw and cold west. The writing is so simple, with subtle emotion, powerful description, and the friendly voice of a woman writing home to an old friend.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I'd seen the movie "Heartland" which is based on this book so I was so very excited to finally find it. the book did not disappoint. I could not put it down and was sorry when I came to the end.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is really good! I think every girl should read this!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
You must love the old days in order to love this book of letters. It is just a series of letters but they are like little stories. It was such a joy to read her letters. Those were the days when work was hard and neighbors were usually friendly and the wilderness had beauty. Those were the days when writing was not just important communication but really talking with each other through their letters - a lost art today.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Letters with stamps, stationary,beautiful handwritting . E mail is just o k . It used to be so fun to get a letter in the mail...she writes wonderfully discriptive letters. Today writing (and spelling) is a lost art.
JEL More than 1 year ago
Tough woman, Good story, and I know the kind of situations.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Read this diary on-line on a desktop computer years ago. When the disk crashed discovered I didn't back it up. Glad to get a copy for the Nook. HS student used it for social studies and US history. Many of this type of diary used to be free to read on the Web but have since been withdrawn. Book is a window into a woman's life during the early settlement of the western US by easterners.
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As i am moving to Wyoming in a few weeks. This was the perfect book to read. True stories of a woman homesteader of the old west. Now I cant wait to go!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a really good read. Very interesting lookingninto someones life like that
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