Letters of a Woman Homesteader - Elinore Pruitt Stewart

Letters of a Woman Homesteader

By Elinore Pruitt Stewart

  • Release Date: 1878-01-01
  • Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
Score: 4.5
From 260 Ratings


Their answer was to drive up faster and stir up a powerful lot of dust. They kept pretty well ahead after that, but at sundown we came up with them at the well where we were to camp. This well had been sunk by the county for the convenience of travelers, and we were mighty thankful to find it. It came out that our young couple were bride and groom. They had never seen each other until the night before, having met through a matrimonial paper. They had met in Green River and were married that morning, and the young husband was taking her away up to Pinedale to his ranch.


  • Stretching

    By reflective conveyor
    Great way to reflect on our current blessings and those who worked so hard before us.
  • Interesting

    By Brendagaye
    An interesting look at life a long time ago.
  • Wonderful story

    By Debbylouwho
    Loved the book. My grandparents were homesteaders so I found it very honest and descriptive of their struggles and determination to conquer the frontier.
  • Delightful letters from a frontier homesteader

    By Rotiketi
    As someone who lives on the Rocky Mountain Front, I really enjoyed the author's stories of life in the West when people still had to "prove up" their homesteading claims. As a single woman with a young child, the author had to work hard for her living but still enjoyed the beauty of the wide open West.
  • Letters of a woman Homesteader

    By Prunella 5
    A mixture of old fashioned woman and woman libber. This woman knows who she is and her capabilities. A delightful book for all ages.
  • Beautifully written!

    By OldFatChick
    The descriptions of both the places and the people in the life of Elinore are vibrant and touching and make you feel as if you are there with her. Her humor and her courage and her sense of adventure are endearing and refreshing and I truly couldn't wait to read the next letter. It made me want a pen pal!
  • Well-written and engaging

    By Rccccccc1845
    Highly readable. An intimate, first-hand account of frontier life from joy and hilarity to sorrows.