What an incredible idea for an art installation. Or is it history? Or both?
One of the last payphones in my town was ripped out just last week.
March is Women’s History Month and I’m hoping some of my followers might be up for a simple challenge to put more women’s history on tumblr from March 1 to March 31.
Make one women’s history post or make thirty, it’s up to you. Please source your photos and quotes if possible. There aren’t any…
Great challenge. I’m up for it. Join me?
Elin Wägner standing next to 351,454 signatures demanding women get the right to vote. Sweden 1914
The Chrisman Sisters on a claim in Goheen settlement on Lieban (Lillian) Creek, Custer County, Nebraska. From left to right Hattie, Lizzie, Lutie, and Ruth.
Lizzie Chrisman filed the first of the sisters’ homestead claims in 1887 while Lutie filed the following year. Because of age restrictions on homesteaders, Ruth and Hattie waited until 1892 to file their claims.
Many homesteaders found that a single claim could not sustain a family, so combining resources was a good solution. Together, the Chrisman sisters’ claims totaled 1,920 acres. The sisters took turns living with each other in order to fulfill the five-year residency requirement without living alone.