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Letters of a Woman Homesteader (Women of the West)

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ISBN13: 9780803251939
ISBN10: 0803251939
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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.

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"Authentic records of Western ranch life — and more, for Mrs. Stewart had a born writer's talent." New York Times Book Review

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"Mrs. Stewart was a woman whose nineteenth-century pioneer spirit seems to have been laced with a strong dose of twentieth-century liberation. Equally impressive is her ability to characterize the people around her." Ann Ronald, Western American Literature

Review:

"The letters show how important women were in frontier development. [Elinore Stewart's] energy, good works, sense of humor, courage, common sense, and humility win our admiration." T. A. Larson, Wyoming Horizons Magazine

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Elinor Pruitt Stewart's letters to her friend are an authentic record of Western ranch life in the early 1900s. Written with a born writer's talent and a pioneer spirit laced with a strong dose of twentieth century liberation. Basis for the 1980 film Heartland.

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marathongirl, October 6, 2012 (view all comments by marathongirl)
For me, this was an incredibly enjoyable book. The letters contained stories that were so rich and well written that I felt swept into the great Homesteading West. I am looking forward to reading more about Elinore Stewart. She is a true maverick and hero.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780803251939
Author:
Stewart, Elinore Pruitt
Publisher:
Unp - Bison Books
Illustrator:
West, Jessamyn
Foreword:
West, Jessamyn
Author:
Stewart, Simon
Author:
West, Jessamyn
Author:
Stewart, Simon JR. Way
Author:
Stewart, Moser Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark
Author:
Stewart, Paul
Author:
Stewart, Simon JR. Way JR. Way
Author:
Stewart
Location:
Lincoln :
Subject:
General
Subject:
History
Subject:
United states
Subject:
United States - 19th Century/Old West
Subject:
West (u.s.)
Subject:
Frontier and pioneer life
Subject:
United States - State & Local
Subject:
Letters
Subject:
Pioneers
Subject:
Ranch life
Subject:
Wyoming
Subject:
Women pioneers
Subject:
Frontier and pioneer life -- Wyoming.
Subject:
Pioneers -- Wyoming -- Correspondence.
Subject:
United States - 20th Century
Subject:
Wyoming Biography.
Subject:
US History-19th Century
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Women of the West
Series Volume:
88-4
Publication Date:
19900131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
282
Dimensions:
8 x 5.31 in 0.7 lb

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Product details 282 pages Bison Books - English 9780803251939 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Authentic records of Western ranch life — and more, for Mrs. Stewart had a born writer's talent."
"Review" by , "Mrs. Stewart was a woman whose nineteenth-century pioneer spirit seems to have been laced with a strong dose of twentieth-century liberation. Equally impressive is her ability to characterize the people around her."
"Review" by , "The letters show how important women were in frontier development. [Elinore Stewart's] energy, good works, sense of humor, courage, common sense, and humility win our admiration."
"Synopsis" by , Elinor Pruitt Stewart's letters to her friend are an authentic record of Western ranch life in the early 1900s. Written with a born writer's talent and a pioneer spirit laced with a strong dose of twentieth century liberation. Basis for the 1980 film Heartland.
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