By Betty E. Hammer Joy

ISBN-10: 0816523576

ISBN-13: 9780816523573

In 1905, together with her marriage dissolved and eager to be able to feed her youngsters, Angela Hutchinson Hammer obtained a handpress, a few ink, and some fonts of kind, and started printing a bit tabloid referred to as the Wickenburg Miner. In her naïveté, Angela by no means dreamed this buy might position her squarely within the vanguard of strength struggles in the course of Arizona's early days of statehood.

A real daughter of the West, Angela, born in a tiny mining hamlet in Nevada, got here to the Territory of Arizona on the age of twelve. Betty Hammer pleasure weaves jointly the vigorous tale of her grandmother's existence by means of drawing upon Angela's personal prodigious writing and correspondence, newspaper files, and the reminiscences of relations. Her ebook recounts the tales Angela informed of transforming into up in mining camps, educating in territorial colleges, courtship, marriage, and a twenty-eight-year profession in publishing and printing. in this time, Angela controlled to elevate 3 sons, run for public place of work prior to ladies within the country had the best to vote, function Immigration Commissioner in Pinal County, domicile, and mature into an activist for populist agendas and water conservation. As questionable bargains happened either inside of and out of doors the halls of presidency, the crusading Angela encountered many duplicitous characters who believed that girls belonged at domestic darning socks, now not operating a newspaper.

Although Angela's self reliant papers introduced own problem and little if any monetary present, after her dying in 1952 the newspaper paid tribute to this brave lady through identifying her because the first girl to go into the Arizona Newspaper corridor of reputation. In 1983 she was once commemorated posthumously with one other award for girls who contributed to Arizona's progress—induction into the Arizona Women's corridor of Fame.

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