By John Fry,John J. Fry

ISBN-10: 0762784393

ISBN-13: 9780762784394

In the autumn of 1913, Laura and Earle Smith, a tender Iowa couple, made the gutsy—some may perhaps say foolhardy—decision to domicile in Wyoming. There, they outfitted their first apartment, a declare shanty part dug out of the floor, hauled each drop in their water from a spring over a half-mile away, and fought off rattlesnakes and tedium on an everyday basis. 
Soon, different households moved to within reach homesteads, and the Smiths equipped a home toward these pals. The growing to be neighborhood equipped its first public schoolhouse and celebrated the Fourth of July together—although the festivities have been lower brief as a result of snow.
By 1917, notwithstanding, the Smiths had moved again to Iowa, leasing their land to a neighborhood rancher and utilizing the proceeds to fund Earle’s research of law.  The Smiths lived in Iowa for many of the remainder of their lives, and someday after the mid-1930s, Laura wrote this transparent, brilliant, witty, and self-deprecating memoir in their time in Wyoming, a booklet that captures the pioneer spirit of the period and of the development of group opposed to daunting odds.

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