By Betty E. Hammer Joy
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 energetic tale of her grandmother's lifestyles by way of drawing upon Angela's personal prodigious writing and correspondence, newspaper information, and the reminiscences of kin. Her publication recounts the tales Angela advised of transforming into up in mining camps, educating 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 place of work earlier than ladies within the country had the perfect to vote, function Immigration Commissioner in Pinal County, abode, and mature into an activist for populist agendas and water conservation. As questionable bargains happened either inside and outdoors the halls of presidency, the crusading Angela encountered many duplicitous characters who believed that ladies belonged at domestic darning socks, no longer operating a newspaper.
Although Angela's autonomous papers introduced own problem and little if any monetary gift, after her dying in 1952 the newspaper paid tribute to this brave girl through making a choice on her because the first girl to go into the Arizona Newspaper corridor of repute. In 1983 she was once venerated 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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Angela Hutchinson Hammer: Arizona's Pioneer Newspaperwoman by Betty E. Hammer Joy