Chapters I-III: The Arrival at Burnt Fork, Filing a Claim, A Busy, Happy Summer
• LETTERS OF A WOMAN HOMESTEADER is a series of letters written by Elinore Pruitt Stewart about her homesteading adventures in the American West in the early 1900s.
• Elinore's letters are written to Mrs. Coney, a woman for whom Elinore once worked as a washlady.
• Elinore describes her trip west as including one day on a train and two days on a stage coach.
• Elinore was met by her new employer, Mr. Stewart, and she arrives at her new home which she finds comfortable.
• The second letter states that Elinore had filed a claim for her land and became a land owner, living next to Mr. Stewart.
• To get the claim, Elinore traveled with a neighbor and his daughter to the county seat, a trip which took a week.
• Elinore mentioned that her daughter, Jerrine...
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