More than Petticoats: Remarkable Washington Women

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Moving portraits of eighteen independent women who helped make Washington what it is today. More than Petticoats: Remarkable Washington Women profiles the lives of eighteen of the state's most important historical figures—women from across the Evergreen State, from many different backgrounds, and from various walks of life. With enduring strength and compassion, these remarkable women broke through social, cultural, or political barriers to make contributions to society that still have an impact today. Read ...
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Overview

Moving portraits of eighteen independent women who helped make Washington what it is today. More than Petticoats: Remarkable Washington Women profiles the lives of eighteen of the state's most important historical figures—women from across the Evergreen State, from many different backgrounds, and from various walks of life. With enduring strength and compassion, these remarkable women broke through social, cultural, or political barriers to make contributions to society that still have an impact today. Read about:Pioneer missionary Narcissa Prentiss Whitman, one of the first white women to cross the Continental Divide and who died for her cause.Kick-Is-Om-Lo, daughter of Chief Seattle, whose royal palace was a tiny, ramshackle wood hut on Seattle's waterfront.Olive Spore Ryther, aka Mother Ryther, a legendary figure who dedicated her life to orphaned children and mothers in need.Dr. Nettie J. Craig Asberry, champion of civil rights, believed to be America's first black woman to receive a doctorate—in 1883.Each of these women demonstrated an independence of spirit that is as inspiring now as it was then. Read about their extraordinary lives in this captivating collection of biographies.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780762760749
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 10/19/2010
  • Series: More than Petticoats Series
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 957,108
  • Product dimensions: 7.46 (w) x 11.28 (h) x 0.58 (d)

Meet the Author

Northwest native L.E. Bragg currently lives in Mercer Island, Washington. She is the author of several books for young readers, as well as More than Petticoats: Remarkable Washington Women.
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Table of Contents

Preface ix

Acknowledgments xi

Tragedy at Waiilatpu Narcissa Prentiss Whitman 1

Princess Angeline-Seattle's Last Royalty Kick-Is-Om-Lo 17

Mother of Seattle Mary Ann Boren Denny 26

Chief of the Lady Black Robes Mother Joseph 40

Mercer Girl Lizzie Ordway 55

Physician-Fugitive Dr. Mary Archer Latham 65

Mother Ryther-Mother to Thousands Olive Spore Ryther 73

The Original "Tugboat Annie" Thea Christiansen Foss 81

Doctor of Music/Champion of Civil Rights Dr. Nettie J. Craig Asberry 92

Mayor of Seattle Bertha Knight Landes 99

First Lady of Mount Rainier Fay Fuller 107

Klondike Kate Kathleen Rockwell 117

Lady Justice Judge Reah Mary Whitehead 131

Exposed to the Light Imogen Cunningham 140

Custodian of Colville Heritage Isabel Friedlander Arcasa 150

Yakama Cowgirl Aviator Maude C. Lillie Bolin 160

Journey to "Gam Saan" Pang Yee Ching 168

Citizen of Three Centuries Hazel Wolf 180

Bibliography 191

Index 204

About the Author 212

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