Barbara Bamberger-Scott

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Home Alone: Women on the Great Plains

“I had gone to bed one night, but could not sleep. My…

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Willa Cather: My Ántonia and the Settlement of the Great Plains

"There was nothing but land; not a country at all, but the…

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Living to Tell the Homesteading Tale

Life is full of surprises, and few people would have known that…

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A Woman in No Man’s Land: Caroline Henderson, Homesteader

No one knows, or will ever fully understand, why Caroline Henderson, nee…

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Matilda Jackson: Making a Home on the Last Frontier

Sometimes the best plans go awry, and for intrepid female Matilda Glover…

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Aprons: A Cover Story

Just when I thought that my one apron, Old Faithful was all…

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Helen Nearing, Twentieth Century Pioneer

March is Women’s History Month, and it seemed fitting to me that…

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Signpost to Simplicity: Wanda Urbanska Points the Way

If you have a television, you’ve probably seen the PBS series, Simple…

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Black, Female, and Homesteader

It was tough to be Black in the U.S. in the era…

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The View from Laura Ingalls Wilder’s Little House: A True Pioneer Woman

“The days of wilderness adventure are not past!  The pioneer spirit is…

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The Tygart Valley Homesteads: Pioneers of the Great Depression

"Two days after Thanksgiving, hospitable Anna Eleanor Roosevelt…motored in a White House…

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Dearfield: A Dream Lost to Drought and Depression

It’s a story with a simple, but remarkable, beginning. In 1910 a…

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