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First Known Nevada Female Author – 1840-1904

By Patti Bernard   Anna Mariska Shultz Fitch  Photo courtesy the Honolulu Advertiser When one thinks of most women in the mid to late 19th century, mental pictures of a woman in a long  dress whose interests center predominately around home and family generally come to mind. But  remember that this was an era of active women’s suffrage, and women began entering...
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HELP US IDENTIFY & WRITE THESE WOMEN BACK INTO NEVADA’S HISTORY

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The Nevada Women’s History project is asking for your help to identify these women and locate a photograph of the special V&T passenger car that they traveled in from Reno to Carson City. Is this information in old family scrapbooks? On August 26, 2020 our nation will celebrate the centennial of the passage of the 19th Suffrage Amendment. On February 7th of 1920, a group of women t...
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BIOGRAPHIES: Lincoln County wife, mother persevered despite hardships Northern Nevada librarian, musician met early racial discrimination Pioneer aviator, airline owner broke female stereotypes Catholic nun, daughter of U.S. Senator, focused on services to society Reno clubwoman, musician, journalist helped preserve Bowers Mansion Catholic nun, daughter of U.S. Senator, became inte...
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