Women who kicked ass

I ended up doing a lot of research for yesterday’s post, and editing some of that out. One of the things I found was a list of women that you don’t really hear much about– not the wives of famous people, but women who held what I fondly think of as “non-traditional” careers.

(Pulled from http://www.lkwdpl.org/wihohio/figures.htm)

  • Margaret Bourke-White (1904-1971) – Groundbreaking photo-journalist and author
  • Mary Elizabeth Bowser ( 1839-?) – African-American Union spy in the Confederate White House.
  • Belle Boyd (1844-1900) – Confederate spy during the Civil War
  • Martha Jane “Calamity Jane” Cannary (1852-1903) – A lone woman in the wilds of the Rocky Mountain west
  • Rachel Carson (1907-1964) – Marine biologist, science writer, and environmentalist.
  • Cassie L. Chadwick (1857-1907) – Most infamous Cleveland financial con-artist.
  • Emma Goldman (1869-1940) – Vilified in her day as the “most dangerous woman in America,” this Russian emigrant earned her title, “Queen of…

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