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Pioneering American Women

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  • Betty "Tack" Blake (1920 - 2015)
    C. Guild was born on October 29, 1920 in Honolulu, Hawaii to parents Archibald S. Guild and Winnifred Guild.
  • Leda Hornsby (1886 - 1929)
    Leda Richberg-Hornsby was born in November 1886 in Chicago, the youngest of three children, to Eloise Olivia Richberg (née Randall) and John Carl Richberg. Her mother was a physician, professor, writer...
  • Katherine Otero (1891 - 1977)
    Katherine Stinson (February 14, 1891, in Fort Payne, Alabama– July 8, 1977, in Santa Fe, New Mexico) was an early female flier. She was the fourth woman in the United States to obtain a pilot's certifi...
  • Jemima Callaway (1762 - 1834)
    Burial record: was the daughter of Daniel Boone and Rebecca Bryan Boone. She was the wife of Flanders Callaway. Jemima and two Callaway girls were kidnapped by the Shawnee. The story of their kidnappin...
  • Mary Louisa Dunnica Johnson (1829 - 1904)
    Married twice: 1. Telephus Telemachus Louis Augustus Albartus (b. 22 Nov 1822, AL; m. 17 Jul 1844, Montgomery Co., TX by P H Fullindwider, MG); license: 07/15/1844 d. 27 Jan 1875, Waco, McLennan Co.,...

As the first Europeans landed and began their westward push, women were placed on the edge of hardship and danger. They took care of their families, and defended them.

Limited in their legal rights and accepted customs of society at the time, women mostly honored their husbands demands and spent their time cooking meals, tending to children, watering the horses and taking care of the household chores.

But, that was not always the case. There are hundreds of women who stand out in American History due to their strong characters, contributions to society, or plain old interesting personalities.

These include women like the "Unsinkable" Molly Brown, Calamity Jane, songstress Lilly Langtry, cattle rustlers, gamblers, and Hannah Dustin, who killed her Indian captors and returned home.