Earle Smith http://iowapublicradio.org en "Almost Pioneers: One Couple's Homesteading Adventure in the West" http://iowapublicradio.org/post/almost-pioneers-one-couples-homesteading-adventure-west <p>In the fall of 1913, Laura and Earle Smith, a young Iowa couple from Moravia, made the gutsy decision to homestead in Wyoming. After four years of frustration, the Smiths moved back to Iowa and stayed put. Years later Laura wrote a vivid and self-depracating memioir of their time in Wyoming. Scholar John Fry discovered the manuscript, never before published, in the Women's Archives at the University of Iowa. Now, Laura's memoir has been published, titled "Almost Pioneers: One Couple's Homesteading Adventure in the West," edited by Fry. Thu, 19 Sep 2013 20:16:40 +0000 Charity Nebbe & Dennis Reese 29364 at http://iowapublicradio.org "Almost Pioneers: One Couple's Homesteading Adventure in the West"