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By John Fry,John J. Fry

In the autumn of 1913, Laura and Earle Smith, a tender Iowa couple, made the gutsy—some may perhaps say foolhardy—decision to abode in Wyoming. There, they equipped 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 a regular basis. 
Soon, different households moved to close by homesteads, and the Smiths equipped a home towards these associates. The becoming 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 an area rancher and utilizing the proceeds to fund Earle’s research 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, bright, 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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