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More than Petticoats: Remarkable Washington Women by L. E. Bragg - Washington State Historical Society

More than Petticoats: Remarkable Washington Women by L. E. Bragg

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More than Petticoats: Remarkable Washington Women by L. E. Bragg

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 stat'es 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.