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As a young widow with a small child, Elinore Pruitt left Denver in 1909 and set out for Wyoming, where she hoped to buy a ranch. Determined to prove that a lone woman could survive the hardships of homesteading, she initially worked as a housekeeper and hired hand for a neighbor and#8212; a kind but taciturn Scottish bachelor whom she eventually married.

Spring and summers were hard, she concedes, and were taken up with branding, farming, doctoring cattle, and other chores. But with the arrival of fall, Pruitt found time to take her young daughter on camping trips and serve her neighbors as midwife, doctor, teacher, Santa Claus, and friend. She provides a candid portrait of these and other experiences in twenty-six letters written to a friend back in Denver.

Described by the Wall Street Journal as "warmly delightful, vigorously affirmative," this unsurpassed classic of American frontier life and#8212; enhanced with original illustrations by N. C. Wyeth and#8212; will charm today's audience as much as it fascinated readers when it was first published in 1914.

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This towering classic of American frontier life paints a candid portrait of a young widow's work, travels, neighbors, and harsh existence on a Wyoming ranch in the early 1900s. 6 original illustrations by N.C. Wyeth.

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This towering classic of American frontier life paints a candid portrait of a young widow's work, travels, neighbors, and harsh existence on a Wyoming ranch in the early 1900s. 6 original illustrations by N.C. Wyeth.

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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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Cookie, January 20, 2012 (view all comments by Cookie)
I re-found this book in my daughter's collection when stuck in her Leadville, CO home with a cold over the winter holidays. The letters are full of charm, humor, incredible characters and her own, unique character, through her eyes and heart, those of a widow (with a little girl) as she braved the wilds of early 20th century Wyoming. Her frank language and descriptive skill so captured my interest that I could barely put the book down to blow my nose or sleep.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780486451428
Author:
Stewart, Elinore Pru
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Manufactured:
Dover Publications Inc
Illustrator:
Wyeth, N. C.
Author:
Wyeth, N. C.
Author:
Stewart, Elinore Pruitt
Subject:
Women
Subject:
United States - General
Subject:
Pioneers
Subject:
Ranch life
Subject:
Personal Memoirs
Subject:
Wyoming
Subject:
Ranch life -- Wyoming.
Subject:
Biography - General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Dover Books on Americana
Publication Date:
20060631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
6
Pages:
144
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.38 in 0.38 lb

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This towering classic of American frontier life paints a candid portrait of a young widow's work, travels, neighbors, and harsh existence on a Wyoming ranch in the early 1900s. 6 original illustrations by N.C. Wyeth.

"Synopsis" by ,
This towering classic of American frontier life paints a candid portrait of a young widow's work, travels, neighbors, and harsh existence on a Wyoming ranch in the early 1900s. 6 original illustrations by N.C. Wyeth.

"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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