Title: The Stump Farm: A Chronicle of Pioneering
Author: Hilda Rose. Foreword by Samuel A. Eliot
Description: First Edition. Black cloth boards with red lettering on spine and front cover. Previous owner's name in pencil on ffep, else clean and unmarked. Illustrated with eight photographs on plates, including frontispiece.Dust jacket shows some light edgewear; not price clipped ($2.00); in an archival mylar sleeve. pp. xi, 178.
The account of Hilda Rose (c.1881-1967), a woman homesteader of slight stature (86 lbs), telling of her life, first in Montana and then in northern Alberta, near Fort Vermilion, during the 1920s. Presented in the form of a sequence of letters that she had written between 1919 and 1927. She describes the hardships of attempting to cultivate a stump-farm in Montana, daily family life with her husband and adopted children, and their living situation in the north of Alberta. A true narrative of courage and fortitude.
Condition: Very Good+
Jacket Condition: Very Good+
Publisher: Little, Brown, and Company
Keywords: homesteading, personal narrative, Montana, Alberta, Fort Vermilion, Peace River,
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