Tuesday, April 26, 2022

The Adelita and The Schoolmarm

 April 26, 2022

   Two women types we will cover in our Real Women of The Wild West book.

Daily Whip Out: "Adelita"

   Female soldiers of the Mexican Revolution, also called Soldaderas. And then there's these stalwart women.

The Schoolmarm

   Western slang term for a woman who is a rural or small town schoolteacher and who exhibits characteristics of strict adherance to arbitrary rules.

Edith Decker Schoolmarm

Cherie Cloudt sent me this description:

My grandmother, Edith Decker. Studied at Art Institute of Chicago before moving to Montana, 1915 where she taught in a 1-room schoolhouse on the prairie, then a nurse during the Spanish flu pandemic. My hero.

"The world reveals itself to those who travel on foot." 
—Werner Herzog

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