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R-A9119
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1910


Serving as the Landrose postmistress from her home north of Marshall, was at times a lonely life.


The life of women during the years of settlement was often a contradiction. It was not until the Person’s Case of 1929 that they actually gained official legal status. Due to the laws of the land, women were barred from gaining a homestead or being equal partners in the development of the farm. While officially this was the case, Saskatchewan women unofficially played a major role in the development of prairie society.

Since the men were often away working seasonal jobs, the women usually were the ones who held the family together and tended the farm. Many women worked alongside the men during harvest or worked in the more traditional role of cook. While traditions were slow to change, there was progress made during this era as women won the right to vote and led the prohibition movement. The isolation, loneliness, and hard work took their toll on many women, but generally speaking it was through their efforts that Saskatchewan society progressed.

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R-A9119
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Keywords:
Postal Service; Landrose; Women


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