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By Betty E. Hammer Joy

In 1905, together with her marriage dissolved and eager to have the ability to feed her young children, Angela Hutchinson Hammer received a handpress, a few ink, and some fonts of sort, and started printing a bit tabloid known as the Wickenburg Miner. In her naïveté, Angela by no means dreamed this buy could 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 existence via drawing upon Angela's personal prodigious writing and correspondence, newspaper information, and the memories of family. Her publication recounts the tales Angela advised of becoming up in mining camps, instructing in territorial faculties, 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 prior to girls within the state 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 offers came about either inside and out of doors the halls of presidency, the crusading Angela encountered many duplicitous characters who believed that girls belonged at domestic darning socks, no longer working a newspaper.

Although Angela's self sufficient papers introduced own difficulty and little if any monetary gift, after her loss of life in 1952 the newspaper paid tribute to this brave lady by way of deciding upon her because the first lady to go into the Arizona Newspaper corridor of repute. In 1983 she was once 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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