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Book Review of Letters of a Woman Homesteader (Women of the West)

Letters of a Woman Homesteader (Women of the West)
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The author comes west from Chicago to Wyoming to be a housekeeper. She is a widow with a small child. Within 6 weeks she is married to Mr. Stewart whom she really does not know. Mr. Stewart is a kind older rancher who allows Elinor to hike and travel with her eventual 3 children if her work is done. She quickly makes women friends and is happily traveling all over and documenting her experiences. This a true story of an energetic young woman who makes the best of traveling as the wife of a prosperous Wyoming rancher. This is a fantastic book about the settling of Wyoming about 1915. The conditions at best were primitive. Great read. I found this book at a Western Museum in utah close to the Wyoming border.