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Letters of a Woman Homesteader Themes

Elinore Pruitt Stewart
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Themes

Ambition

Elinore Stewart is a woman of ambition. Despite the death of her husband and being left with a small child, Elinore decided not to wallow in grief or to simply languish where she had always lived. Instead, she had dreams of moving west and seeing the nation's wilderness. As a result, she worked a number of odd jobs as she moved from city to city. When she reached Denver, she took up a job as a "cook" (it's not clear precisely what she did) until she had a conversation with her "Reverend Father". She told him that she was depressed and unhappy, that she felt trapped and restless. He suggested that she seek out her own homestead in the West, so Elinore quickly put an ad in the paper. Homesteading was risky; one had to transform acres of land by one's self with a chance of starvation if...

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