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5th Nov '16 7:51:31 PM DustSnitch
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* Claire Fraser becomes one of these (while retaining her status of ginormous {{badass}}) in the later books in the ''Outlander'' series. 18th Century American wilderness? Pssh, it can be beaten. (It helps that she has [[PortalToThePast all the medical expertise of a 20th century medical doctor]] and a good set of vaccinations.)

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* Claire Fraser becomes one of these (while retaining her status of ginormous {{badass}}) badass) in the later books in the ''Outlander'' series. 18th Century American wilderness? Pssh, it can be beaten. (It helps that she has [[PortalToThePast all the medical expertise of a 20th century medical doctor]] and a good set of vaccinations.)
27th Oct '16 10:16:25 PM nombretomado
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* Lisa Douglas of ''GreenAcres'' is a subversion of the type, being not at all interested in helping her husband make a success of the farm. Then again, he's something of a parody of the DeterminedHomesteader type himself.

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* Lisa Douglas of ''GreenAcres'' ''Series/GreenAcres'' is a subversion of the type, being not at all interested in helping her husband make a success of the farm. Then again, he's something of a parody of the DeterminedHomesteader type himself.
20th Sep '16 1:06:24 PM jamespolk
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* ''Film/DestryRidesAgain'': Mrs. Claggett, who reacts to Kent trying to take her farm by taking a shot at him with her rifle--just barely missing--and yelling "Come and get it!"
13th May '16 10:59:07 PM Doug86
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* Marianne in ''CloudOfSparrows'' was one of these before [[PosthumousCharacter dying]].

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* Marianne in ''CloudOfSparrows'' ''Literature/CloudOfSparrows'' was one of these before [[PosthumousCharacter dying]].
15th Oct '15 4:42:11 PM gallium
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* Mrs. Jorgensen in ''Film/TheSearchers''. Her husband is not only not the DeterminedHomesteader, but he's given way to despair, blaming the country for the death of his son. His wife responds with a rousing speech of how this country will become a good place to live, even if it may take their bones in the ground to achieve it.
--> '''Mrs. Jorgensen''': It just so happens we be Texicans. Texican is nothin' but a human man way out on a limb, this year and next. Maybe for a hundred more. But I don't think it'll be forever. Some day, this country's gonna be a fine good place to be. Maybe it needs our bones in the ground before that time can come.
12th Oct '15 4:07:36 PM jamespolk
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* Zig-zagged in ''Film/ThreeTenToYuma1957'' in the case of Dan's wife Alice. At the beginning she isn't determined at all, and this trope is clearly averted. Alice complains about how hard life has been and how much they've had to struggle and pesters Dan to get a loan which might help save their foundering cattle ranch. Later, when Dan is about to go out on what seems likely to be a fatal march with Ben Wade, this trope is played more straight. Alice intercepts Dan, begging him to stop, telling him not to risk his life over anything she said the day before. She insists that she's loved their life, even with the hardships and struggles.
12th Oct '15 3:59:37 PM jamespolk
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* Sabra Cravat of the Edna Ferber novel ''Cimarron'' and its 2 subsequent film adaptations. She settles in Oklahoma with her husband during the land rush and toughs out many years on the frontier, then takes over the family newspaper business when her husband leaves her due to wanderlust. She ends up becoming an important frontier figure in her own right.

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* Sabra Cravat of the Edna Ferber novel ''Cimarron'' ''Film/{{Cimarron}}'' and its 2 subsequent film adaptations. She settles in Oklahoma with her husband during the land rush and toughs out many years on the frontier, then takes over the family newspaper business when her husband leaves her due to wanderlust. She ends up becoming an important frontier figure in her own right.
11th Oct '15 10:58:37 AM nombretomado
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** British Sea Captains in the Napoleonic Wars would have their wives with them, as the Admiral and Mrs Croft show in ''{{Persuasion}}''.

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** British Sea Captains in the Napoleonic Wars would have their wives with them, as the Admiral and Mrs Croft show in ''{{Persuasion}}''.''Literature/{{Persuasion}}''.
1st Mar '14 2:40:48 AM SeptimusHeap
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* Women of Lancre in the ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' are modelled off the British version of this, the Determined Hillfarmer's Wife. Thinly fictionalised versions of the real thing turn up in James Herriot's AllCreaturesGreatAndSmall series.

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* Women of Lancre in the ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' are modelled off the British version of this, the Determined Hillfarmer's Wife. Thinly fictionalised versions of the real thing turn up in James Herriot's AllCreaturesGreatAndSmall Series/AllCreaturesGreatAndSmall series.
8th Jan '14 8:29:17 PM nombretomado
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* Alma Garrett of ''{{Deadwood}}'' was one of these -- for a very short time. When her husband died, however, she used her new-found freedom to pursue the life she'd always wanted for herself but that staid Eastern civilization wouldn't have allowed.

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* Alma Garrett of ''{{Deadwood}}'' ''{{Series/Deadwood}}'' was one of these -- for a very short time. When her husband died, however, she used her new-found freedom to pursue the life she'd always wanted for herself but that staid Eastern civilization wouldn't have allowed.
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