Spring of 1943 the All American Girls Ball League was created to fill the void left by the young men shipped off to war. Salaries were $45-$85 a week, which meant many of the women were making more than their parents.The league wanted the girls putting their best foot forward so after daily practice the… Read more »
Candy Land was invented in 1949 when Eleanor Abbott was struck with polio and sought to invent a game to help other children who were recovering from the disease.
Father’s day was first started June 19,1910 by Sonora Smart Dodd in Spokane Washington. Her mother died when she was 16 leaving her father to care for her and her 5 brothers. After hearing a sermon about Mother’s day, she decided fathers should be recognized too. However, it wasn’t until 1924 though that it gained… Read more »
Both Life Savers and Oreos entered the American scene in 1912, while both delicious, I think Audacity would prefer Life Savers since no one can beat Beatrice’s baking!
Following is a breakdown of the type of women employment in the US in the 1900’s. Wonder what Audacity would aim to be….probably something even more rare, like a detective! Domestic servants- 1,740,800. Teachers- 124,000 Nurses- 68,000 Doctors- 212 Architects- 2
In 1910, as Audacity Jones was exploring her own independence, Washington State became the 5th state to grant women the right to vote.
This picture is of the tacoma narrows bridge in 1942 after a salvage operation The portions of the bridge still standing after the collapse, including the towers and cables, were dismantled and sold as scrap metal for the war effort. Because of the war, and lack of materials, reconstruction of the bridge was delayed.
When the WASP (Women Airforce Service Pilots) was started in 1942, the military trained male pilots from scratch, but not the female civilian volunteers. Without that military support, interested young women had to cough up all the money they had (sometimes borrowing it) to learn how to fly. And that was only the beginning of their challenges…. Read more »
What a complete honor to host Daniel James Brown today! His completely engrossing and inspiring and New York Times Bestselling book, The Boys in the Boat, has rowed its way into millions of hearts, mine included. A few weeks ago, he sent me an email and that’s when I learned about the middle grade version of this… Read more »
How much fun to host a fellow historic fan today! Please welcome Rob Skead; I know you are going to love his inspirational story. My father never ceases to amaze me. Several years ago, while doing genealogy research, he discovered that we had an ancestor, Lamberton Clark, who fought in the American Revolution. My… Read more »