Elinore Pruitt Stewart was born in Oklahoma on June 3, 1876.She married Harry Cramer Rupert in 1902 and moved to a homestead in the Indian Territory.
In 1906 she was living in Oklahoma, where she had a daughter, Mary Jerrine.She then moved to Denver, where she worked as a housekeeper.
In 1909 she moved to Wyoming to work for Henry Clyde Stewart, whom she subsequently married.
She filed for a homestead of 160 acres for herself and she worked that.
What Elinore Pruitt Stewart proved is that even in the roughest of conditions where working the land was tremendously hard, a woman could achieve the results that were the equal of a man.
It also proves that Elinore Pruitt Stewart was not an ordinary woman but that her wits and determination very much compensated for any lack in muscle power.
Letters of a Woman Homesteader tells the story of her life there.
Book Review:These are the letters of a woman who had something to prove.
Elinor Pruitt Stewart went to the American frontier to see what she was made of and she succeeded in gafting a life where it was thought only men could.
These letters are letters sent to her friend in Denver.
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