Bachelor Bess: the homesteading letters of Elizabeth Corey, 1909-1919

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1990.
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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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subject_facet , Autobiographies, BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY -- General, BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY -- Historical, Corey, Elizabeth, Corey, Elizabeth -- Correspondence, Corey, Elizabeth. -- Correspondence, Correspondence, Electronic books, Farm life, Farm life -- South Dakota -- History -- 20th century, Frontier and pioneer life, Frontier and pioneer life -- South Dakota, HISTORY -- State & Local, History, Manners and customs, Personal correspondence, Pioneers, Pioneers -- South Dakota -- Correspondence, Records and correspondence, South Dakota, South Dakota -- Social life and customs, Women pioneers, Women pioneers -- South Dakota -- Correspondence
title_display Bachelor Bess : the homesteading letters of Elizabeth Corey, 1909-1919
title_full Bachelor Bess : the homesteading letters of Elizabeth Corey, 1909-1919 / edited by Philip L. Gerber ; foreword by Paul Corey ; afterword by Wayne Franklin
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title_sub the homesteading letters of Elizabeth Corey, 1909-1919
topic_facet BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY, Corey, Elizabeth, Farm life, Frontier and pioneer life, General, HISTORY, Historical, History, Manners and customs, Pioneers, Social life and customs, State & Local, Women pioneers