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ERIC Number: ED065408
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Jan
Pages: 73
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Reference Count: 0
Women of California.
Gray, Harry
This publication points out the achievements of women who contributed to the development and history of California from the 16th century, when the Spanish Conquistadores moved westward into the San Francisco Bay area, to the gold rush of 1848, and during the following period when women helped stabilize society on the rugged frontier. Women not only helped to better conditions socially, economically, and politically, but also honored California with their creative literary and theatrical achievements. Important contributions by women in creating the history of the "Golden State" are briefly described. Helping to build the fine traditions of the West are Dona Marina, who served as a channel of Spanish American communication with the Aztecs; Nancy Kelsey, the first American woman to cross the plains to California in a wagon; Rosie Winters, who helped discover borax; Elodie Hogam Belloc; Aimee McPherson, an evangelist; the writer Gertrude Atherton; Sister of the "Reliquese De Sacre Coeur" who was active in education; the opera star Luisa Tetrazzini; Dr. Louise Hector, a pioneer physician; and Sister Marie Goemaere who founded Women's College. (SJM)
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Authoring Institution: Vallejo Unified School District, CA.
Identifiers: California