By John Fry,John J. Fry

In the autumn of 1913, Laura and Earle Smith, a tender Iowa couple, made the gutsy—some could say foolhardy—decision to abode 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 a regular basis. 
Soon, different households moved to within sight homesteads, and the Smiths equipped a home in the direction of these buddies. The starting to be neighborhood outfitted its first public schoolhouse and celebrated the Fourth of July together—although the festivities have been minimize brief as a result of snow.
By 1917, despite the fact that, the Smiths had moved again to Iowa, leasing their land to a neighborhood rancher and utilizing the proceeds to fund Earle’s learn 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, shiny, witty, and self-deprecating memoir in their time in Wyoming, a publication that captures the pioneer spirit of the period and of the construction of neighborhood opposed to daunting odds.

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