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

By Betty E. Hammer Joy

In 1905, along with her marriage dissolved and eager to have the opportunity to feed her young ones, Angela Hutchinson Hammer received a handpress, a few ink, and some fonts of style, and commenced 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 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 full of life tale of her grandmother's lifestyles by means of drawing upon Angela's personal prodigious writing and correspondence, newspaper data, and the reminiscences of kin. Her e-book recounts the tales Angela advised of starting to be 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 girls within the state had the correct to vote, function Immigration Commissioner in Pinal County, domicile, and mature into an activist for populist agendas and water conservation. As questionable offers happened either inside and out of doors the halls of presidency, the crusading Angela encountered many duplicitous characters who believed that ladies belonged at domestic darning socks, now not operating a newspaper.

Although Angela's self sufficient papers introduced own complication and little if any monetary present, after her loss of life in 1952 the newspaper paid tribute to this brave girl through settling on her because the first lady to go into the Arizona Newspaper corridor of repute. In 1983 she was once venerated 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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