New PDF release: Angela Hutchinson Hammer: Arizona's Pioneer Newspaperwoman

By Betty E. Hammer Joy

ISBN-10: 0816523576

ISBN-13: 9780816523573

In 1905, along with her marriage dissolved and eager to give you the chance to feed her young ones, Angela Hutchinson Hammer obtained a handpress, a few ink, and some fonts of variety, and commenced 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 leading edge of energy 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 lifestyles by way of drawing upon Angela's personal prodigious writing and correspondence, newspaper data, and the reminiscences of relations. Her publication recounts the tales Angela informed of growing to be up in mining camps, instructing in territorial colleges, courtship, marriage, and a twenty-eight-year occupation in publishing and printing. in this time, Angela controlled to elevate 3 sons, run for public workplace ahead of girls within the kingdom 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 came about either inside of and outdoors the halls of presidency, the crusading Angela encountered many duplicitous characters who believed that ladies belonged at domestic darning socks, now not working a newspaper.

Although Angela's autonomous papers introduced own worry and little if any monetary present, after her dying in 1952 the newspaper paid tribute to this brave girl by way of picking out her because the first girl to go into the Arizona Newspaper corridor of reputation. In 1983 she used to be 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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