Remarkable Women of Stockton

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Women played prominent roles during Stockton's growth from gold rush tent city to California leader in transportation, agriculture and manufacturing. Heiresses reigned in the city's nineteenth-century mansions. In the twentieth century, women fought for suffrage and helped start local colleges, run steamship lines, build food empires and break the school district's color barrier. Writers like Sylvia Sun Minnick and Maxine Hong Kingston chronicled the town. Dolores Huerta co-founded the United Farm Workers. Harriet Chalmers Adams caught the travel bug on walks with her father, and Dawn Mabalon rescued the history of the Filipino population. Join Mary Jo Gohlke, news writer turned librarian, as she eloquently captures the stories of twenty-two triumphant and successful women who led a little river city into state prominence.
ISBN: 9781626194151
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: California
Series: American Heritage
Images: 22
Pages: 144
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Mary Jo Gohlke is a retired librarian. She provided reference services and adult programming for the Stockton-San Joaquin County Public Library System for eight years. Previously she has been a news writer and editor in the Bay Area and Eureka. She and her husband, Rich, reside in Stockton, and have two children and two grandchildren.
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