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Women in the American Revolution
image of the reconstructed fort at 96 battlefield In March of 1776, Abigail Adams wrote her husband, John: "I desire you would remember the Ladies, and be more generous and favorable to them than your ancestors." Until the 1970s women's history was not widely studied in school and nor remembered much at all.
  Manless Ascent of Devils Tower
image of Devil's Tower National Monument She has many fine climbs to her credit, and of this one, the first all-feminine ascent of the Devils Tower, Mrs. Conn can justly be proud. This article first appeared in Appalachia magazine on December 15, 1952.
Women Marines in WWII
historic image of women marine honor guard The M-1 section of Plans and Policies at Headquarters, Marine Corps, proposed a women's reserve to be placed in the Division of Reserve of the then-Adjutant-Inspector's Department.
Angeline Mitchell
image of Tonto National Monument "We went 5 1/2 miles or so to the foot of the mountain in which the caves are located, fastened our horses to brush, and climbed the mountain which was by no means an easy task."
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I Fall to Pieces
The childhood home of legendary singer Patsy Cline (1932-1963) - the first woman inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame - is in Winchester, Virginia.
 
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