Business Women in Jewell County's First Decade
March 9, 2023
In honor of March being Women's History Month, we will take a look at a few of the business women who helped develop Jewell County during its first decade – 1870 to 1879.
When Jewell County's government was organized in July of 1870, the US. Census showed 207 people in the county. Thirty-one were women. Though few in number, women were here to stay. Not just to stay, but to build families, homes and businesses.
We might visualize the pioneer women of Jewell County as generally being farm wives, living on homesteads in dugouts and sod houses. Many were, but not all. This article w...
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