August 31, 2012
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Most of us recognize the word “homesteader.” After all, characters in western movies and novels are often homesteaders. Some of us even have grandparents and great grandparents who were homesteaders. But did you know that some of the homesteaders were single women? That’s what “Staking Her Claim: Women Homesteading the West” is all about. This nonfiction book was written by Marcia Meredith Hensley who did years of research about single women homesteaders.