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Sacagawea
statue of Sacagawea in North Dakota Sacagawea became a member of the Corps of Discovery and was a young woman, only 16 years old in 1804, with a newborn infant, when the group set out for the unknown West.
  Mother Marianne Cope
historic photo of Mother Marianne Cope with children In the late 1800's Mother Marianne Cope and other Sisters of St. Francis journeyed from the United States to the far-away Kingdom of Hawai`i to care for the victims of leprosy.
Maria Rosa Bezzera Nieto
costume interpretation of Maria Rosa Bezzera Nieto Rosa Bezerra Nieto was born and lived on the northern most outposts of the Spanish Frontier. The daughter and wife of cavalry captains, the young widow raised six children and managed ranches and mining interests with grit and determination in what is now Arizona.
  Marjory Stoneman Douglas
historic photo of Marjory Stoneman Douglas at her home Her book, The Everglades: River of Grass, published in 1947 - the year Everglades National Park was established - has become the definitive description of the natural treasure she fought so hard to protect.
Anna Kingsley
image of costumed interpreters at Kingsley Plantation  On the first day of March 1811, in the Spanish province of East Florida, white plantation owner Zephaniah Kingsley put his signature on a document that forever changed the life of the 18-year-old African woman who was his wife and the mother of his three children, Anna Madgigine Jai Kingsley.
  Maggie Walz
historic image of Maggie Walz Born Margareeta Johanna Konttra Niiranen in Tornio, Finland, in 1861, Maggie Walz came to the United States at the age of 20. After arriving in Michigan's Upper Peninsula, she took a job as a domestic servant for the Jacob Ojanpera family in Oskar, near Houghton.
Mother Jones
historic photo  of Mother Jones Mother Jones, a strong and willful woman, spent her golden years as the most active time in her life. From the age of 50 to 99 years this "pistol packin' mamma" was jailed two times for leading union strikes in West Virginia; once in 1902 at age 71, and again in 1913 at 82.
 

 

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historic photo of Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings
Los Hermanos
Author Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings (1896-1953) called her farm in the tiny community of Cross Creek, Florida, Los Hermanos. The location - now a national historic landmark - inspired her writing, including her best-selling novel The Yearling which earned her the Pulitzer Prize in 1939.
 
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