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Places...where women made history

     
Barbizon Hotel for Women, New York, New York
image of the Barbizon Hotel Young women began leaving the traditional family home in search of career opportunities brought on by the era's economic expansion. The Barbizon provided a refuge for many of these women.
  Pearl S. Buck House, Bucks County, Pennsylvania
image of Pearl S. Buck House Author Pearl Buck bought this Pennsylvania farm in 1933 and lived there until her death 40 years later. On her 75th birthday, she announced that she was leaving the farm to continue her programs to help children around the world.
Clara Barton National Historic Site, Glen Echo, Maryland
image of Clara Barton National Historic Site Clara Barton dedicated her life and energies to help others in times of need - both home and abroad, in peacetime as well as during military emergencies.
  Women's City Club, Detroit Michigan
image of Women's City Club in Detroit The Women's City Club documents the growth of women's organizations in the 20th century. Although often ridiculed at the time as busybodies, female reformers and activists became increasingly influential after the Civil War.
Lucy Craft Laney House, Augusta, Georgia
image of the Lucy Craft Laney House Lucy Craft Laney was born in 1854 in Macon, Georgia. Though enslaved, Miss Laney learned to read and the importance of giving and sharing. In 1869, she entered the first class of Atlanta University.
  Emil and Alice Applegate Peil House, Ashland, Oregon
image of Emil and Alice Applegate Peil House Alice Applegate Peil was an educator and the first female school principal in Ashland, Oregon. She organized the Ashland Study Club that was to play an important role in developing the Chautauqua, the Ashland Library, and the Oregon Shakespeare Festival.
Harriet Beecher Stowe House, Cincinnati, Ohio
image of Harriet Beecher Stowe House Stowe witnessed the evils of slavery first-hand while touring the neighboring state of Kentucky. During her residency in Ohio, she interviewed several former slaves who had escaped to freedom along the Underground Railroad.
 
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A Menace
The Woman's Athletic Club of San Francisco was established in 1915 to promote health and fitness for women of all ages. Former President Grover Cleveland called such clubs "a menace."
 
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