Remarkable Oregon Women: Revolutionaries & Visionaries

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Without the efforts of inspiring, brave women of the past, the progressive and individualistic Oregon we know today might not exist. From native tribes and Oregon Trail pioneers to Victorian suffragists and unlikely politicians, strong female leaders give profound meaning to the state motto, alis volat propriis—she flies with her own wings. Writer and activist Julia Ruuttila fought for the rights of the citizens of Vanport, the largely African American town lost to a disastrous flood in 1948. Others broke stereotypes to serve their communities, like women who helped build ships during World War II and the nation's first female police officer, Portland's own Lola Baldwin. Similarly, Laura Stockton Starcher unseated her husband as mayor of Umatilla. Author Jennifer Chambers tells these and many more stories of progressive, radical women who fought for change within their state.
ISBN: 9781467118996
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Oregon
Series: American Heritage
Images: 61
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Jennifer Chambers writes about strong women with bold stories. Chambers attended the Iowa Writer's Workshop and Duke University and is a freelance writer, editor and part owner of Groundwaters Publishing. She's active in the Body Love Movement as a speaker and an advocate of self-empowerment, speaks across the U.S. about persevering through traumatic brain injury and genetic disorder and teaches writing and self-empowerment workshops to people of all ages.
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