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 could say foolhardy—decision to home in Wyoming. There, they outfitted their first condo, 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 close by homesteads, and the Smiths outfitted a home toward these acquaintances. The starting to be neighborhood equipped its first public schoolhouse and celebrated the Fourth of July together—although the festivities have been lower brief due to snow.
By 1917, in spite of the fact that, the Smiths had moved again to Iowa, leasing their land to an area rancher and utilizing the proceeds to fund Earle’s examine 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 neighborhood opposed to daunting odds.

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