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In 1911 Alice Day Pratt, single and nearing forty, left the East Coast to file claim on 160 acres of land in Oregon's high desert. Her powerful memoir presents a rare account of the life of a woman homesteader in the arid West.
Paperback, 181 pages
Published September 1st 1993 by Oregon State University Press
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Judy Ball
May 05, 2014 Judy Ball rated it liked it
Why is it that so few accounts of women pioneers and homesteaders exist (or survive)? I kept asking myself this question. Because they were women? Yes. Because they were working too damned hard to have the surplus energy required to write? Yes. Because they had no descendents to carry forward their stories? YES! That, I think, is the real answer. Although the others also contribute.

I applaud OSU Press for saving and reprinting this little volume. And even more, I thank OSU Press for ensuring tha
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