female homesteaders

Staking Her Claim: Women Homesteading the West

Based upon the suggestions of a reader, I purchased Staking Her Claim: Women Homesteading the West, by Marcia Meredith Hensley.The book includes transcriptions of letters, diaries, and similar sources to document the homesteading experience from the viewpoint of women who were actual homesteaders. A post from yesterday mentioned a homestead claim that was started by a 21 year […]