Letters of a Woman Homesteader Setting & Symbolism

Elinore Pruitt Stewart
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Denver

Elinore was a cook in Denver before she moved to Wyoming.

Wyoming

The location of Elinore and Mr. Stewart's ranch.

Burnt Fork

The nearest town to Elinore in Wyoming.

Mr. Stewart's Home

Where Elinore came to live after moving from her home adjacent to Mr. Stewart's.

The Countryside

Elinore is often effusive about the beauties of the Wyoming countryside.

Hard Work

Elinore is a fan of hard work, finding it very rewarding.

Homesteading

The process of developing land that under United States' law allowed those who developed the land to come to own it.

Weddings

Elinore organizes her own wedding in the book and several others.

Elinore's Claim

The legal claim that Elinore pursued that would help her acquire her own homestead.

Camping Materials

Camping materials are often a vital part of travel in Wyoming for Elinore and her neighbors, friends, family and acquaintances.

Hospitality

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