WILDERNESS HOMESTEADERS by Ethel Kavanaugh

WILDERNESS HOMESTEADERS

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KIRKUS REVIEW

What happened when a couple of females, an office worker, sated with the banalities of civilized cities, and her young daughter, set out to become homesteaders on America's ""Last Frontier"" Alaska. Staking out a claim on the largely unsettled Kenai Peninsula, they shot bear and venison for meat (and to provide protection for their vegetable garden), longed for close neighbors, lugged in tons of supplies, mostly in back-packs, cleared and tilled land, hauled logs and built their own snug well-equipped log-cabin, and surprised everyone who said that a couple of women couldn't do it. A pioneering cat mother and her frisky family who accompanied Mrs. Kavanaugh into the wilderness outwitted kitteniciding bears and kept their place clear of field mice and squirrels. A unique account of what the ""weaker sex"" can accomplish.

Pub Date: Oct. 20th, 1950
Publisher: Caxton