Letters of a Woman Homesteader by Elinore Pruitt Stewart - The writer of the following letters is a young woman who lost her husband in a railroad accident and went to Denver to seek support for herself and her two-year-old daughter, Jerrine. Turning her hand to the nearest work, she went out by the day as house-cleaner and laundress. Later, seeking to better herself, she accepted employment as a housekeeper for a well-to-do Scotch cattle-man, Mr. Stewart, who had taken up a quarter-section in Wyoming. The letters, written through several years to a former employer in Denver, tell the story of her new life in the new country. They are genuine letters, and are printed as written, except for occasional omissions and the alteration of some of the names. 4 Park St.
In 1902 at the age of 17 Lawrence Nowell was sent by his father from Liverpool to Canada with a 16 year old friend. They arrived in Halifax, Nova Scotia and headed west towards Calgary and Edmonton to learn farming so the family could emigrate and set up a homestead on the Prairies.
1902. Nebraska panhandle. Dugouts. Oil lamps. Prairie winds howling late at night. Native's drums beating in the distance. Wagon wheels rattling on a dusty road. Rough brown tweed. Blue smoke curling from a briar pipe... The mysterious homesteader has gone missing! Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson have been summoned to the rough and tumble Nebraskan frontier to solve the case. Who is this mysterious homesteader? What will be found? Why is Annie Oakley absent from Buffalo Bill's Wild West show? Will Sherlock successfully confront Moriarty once and for all? Does Watson finally win at faro? All these questions will be answered and more... "It seems to me a most sinister business..." --Sherlock Holmes, "The Speckled Band"
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