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Dr. Peggy Whitson, Astronaut

Dr. Peggy Whitson, Astronaut By C. K. Thomas Remember her and her historic accomplishment: on April 24, 2017, Peggy Whitson set a more than 534-day record for the most days ever spent in space by a NASA astronaut! It’s also … Continue reading

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The First Woman to Run for President: Victoria Claflin Woodhull

The First Woman to Run for President of the United States: Victoria Claflin Woodhull by C.K. Thomas In 2014 Myra MacPherson wrote The Scarlet Sisters: Sex, Suffrage, and Scandal in the Gilded Age. Carol Felsenthal referenced MacPherson’s book extensively in … Continue reading

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Nancy Wake: WWII Woman, Socialite, French Resistance Leader, Spy, British Special Ops Officer

Nancy Wake: WWII Woman, Socialite, French Resistance Leader, Spy, British Special Ops Officer by C.K. Thomas When the Nazis invaded France in WWII, Nancy Wake and her husband, wealthy French Industrialist Henri Fiocca, lived in Marseille. Actor Cate Blanchett played … Continue reading

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The Legend of Betty Zane (1766? – 1831?)

The Legend of Betty Zane (1766? – 1831?) by C.K. Thomas Author Zane Grey, a descendant of West Virginia frontier woman Betty Zane, wrote a novel about her in 1903.* However, the legend of Betty Zane first appeared in print … Continue reading

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A Woman in Men’s Clothing

A Woman in Men’s Clothing Flora Quick aka Flora Mundis aka Tom King aka China Dot by C.K. Thomas China Dot couldn’t possibly have committed all the crimes attributed to her by overzealous news reporters of her day. Born Flora … Continue reading

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The First Female Detective in the Union: Kate Warne

The First Female Detective in the Unions: Kate Warne C.K. Thomas Answering an ad for a detective in 1856, Kate Warne walked into the Chicago offices of Allan Pinkerton. He assumed she wanted a clerical job, but she soon convinced … Continue reading

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Some Things Never Change

Some Things Never Change by Patricia Grady Cox I left New England for Arizona 25 years ago. Like many of the pioneer women of the 1800s (sort of), I kept a journal of the trip. My journaling has been hit … Continue reading

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