Monthly Archives: May 2023

Pioneer Nurse Jean Todd

I wrote this story about Jean Todd, a very interesting immigrant nurse from Scotland, for one of my classes while working on my master’s degree. After graduation, the story was published in the South Dakota Journal. Here’s the first page … Continue reading

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Mrs. Sweep’s Elegant Tea

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In September, 2022, I was privileged to be one of several who hosted a vintage tea party in in the Sweep/Van Dyke Hotel in Plankinton, South Dakota. We set the event in the 1910-1912 time frame and chose tea and … Continue reading

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Woman Suffrage Presentations

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In 2020, the hundred year anniversary of the Nineteenth Amendment, I presented several talks about the fight for woman suffrage in both South Dakota and Wisconsin. These are parallel talks, with most of the national information repeated to give context … Continue reading

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