Bachelor Bess: The Homesteading Letters of Elizabeth Corey, 1909-1919 (American Land & Life Series)

Bachelor Bess: The Homesteading Letters of Elizabeth Corey, 1909-1919 (American Land & Life Series)

By: Elizabeth Corey (author), Philip L. Gerber (author), Philip L. Gerber (editor)Paperback

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In July 1909 twenty-one-year-old Elizabeth Corey left her Iowa farm to stake her claim to a South Dakota homestead. Over the next ten years, as she continued her schoolteaching career and carved out a home for herself in this inhospitable territory, she sent a steady stream of letters to her family back in Iowa. From the edge of modern America, Bess wrote long, gossipy accounts "our own continuing adventure story," according to her brother Paul of frontier life on the high plains west of the Missouri River. Irrepressible, independent-minded, and evidently fearless, the self-styled Bachelor Bess gives us a firsthand, almost daily account of her homesteading adventures. We can all stake a claim in her energetic letters."

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Product Details

  • publication date: 31/12/1996
  • ISBN13: 9780877453031
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 462
  • ID: 9780877453031
  • weight: 816
  • ISBN10: 0877453039

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