LETTERS OF A WOMAN HOMESTEADER (A TRUE STORY)

LETTERS OF A WOMAN HOMESTEADER (A TRUE STORY)

by Elinore Pruitt Stewart
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LETTERS OF A WOMAN HOMESTEADER (A TRUE STORY) by Elinore Pruitt Stewart

LETTERS OF A WOMAN HOMESTEADER.....These are genuine letters, and are printed as written, except for occasional omissions and the alteration of some of the names.

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. Turning her hand to the nearest work, she went out by the day as house-cleaner and laundress. Later, seeking to better herself, she accepted employment as a housekeeper for a well-to-do Scotch cattle-man, Mr. Stewart, who had taken up a quarter-section in Wyoming. The letters, written through several years to a former employer in Denver, tell the story of her new life in the new country.

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Product Details

BN ID: 2940014768740
Publisher: TLC BOOKS
Publication date: 01/02/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 312 KB

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Letters of a Woman Homesteader 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 36 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.
Anonymous 11 months ago
Very Informative and interesting to read.
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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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