By Betty E. Hammer Joy

ISBN-10: 0816523576

ISBN-13: 9780816523573

In 1905, together with her marriage dissolved and wanting to have the option to feed her little ones, Angela Hutchinson Hammer received a handpress, a few ink, and some fonts of kind, and started printing a bit tabloid known as the Wickenburg Miner. In her naïveté, Angela by no means dreamed this buy may position her squarely within the leading edge of strength struggles in the course of Arizona's early days of statehood.

A actual 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 via drawing upon Angela's personal prodigious writing and correspondence, newspaper records, and the memories of relatives. Her ebook recounts the tales Angela informed of starting to be up in mining camps, educating in territorial faculties, courtship, marriage, and a twenty-eight-year profession in publishing and printing. in this time, Angela controlled to elevate 3 sons, run for public workplace ahead of girls within the state had the best to vote, function Immigration Commissioner in Pinal County, dwelling house, 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 ladies belonged at domestic darning socks, no longer working a newspaper.

Although Angela's self reliant papers introduced own trouble and little if any monetary gift, after her demise in 1952 the newspaper paid tribute to this brave lady by way of deciding upon 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 ladies who contributed to Arizona's progress—induction into the Arizona Women's corridor of Fame.

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