By Louise Chipley Slavicek
Girls Explorers chronicles the lives of six intrepid ladies whose starvation for event and information pressured them on paths of discovery all over the world. Their discoveries not just introduced shops of data on subject matters starting from old dinosaur fossils to lifestyles in Tibet, but in addition challenged the proven roles of ladies of their fields. The daughter of a prosperous planter, Alexander used her inheritance to fund examine for her passion--the typical sciences. a number of dinosaur species were named in her honor, and her legacy maintains on the collage of California at Berkeley's museum of paleontology, for which Alexander supplied money and donated specimens.
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19 20 ANNIE MONTAGUE ALEXANDER By the 1880s, Hawaii’s sugar growers, most of who were of American descent, were concluding that United States annexation of Hawaii was in their best interests. In 1898, the sugar barons and other haole planters and businesspeople in the islands would achieve a long-standing goal when Hawaii was officially incorporated into the United States. S. territory for the next six decades until finally attaining statehood in 1959. In the meantime, the firm of Alexander & Baldwin was prospering and expanding, both on Maui, where the company continued to buy up more land for sugarcane fields, and in San Francisco, where Samuel oversaw the creation of the partners’ first American purchasing agency.
Nonetheless, since most professions, with the exception of teaching, remained closed to women until well into the twentieth century, Lasell Seminary emphasized self-development and Student of Nature personal enrichment rather than professional training for its students. As the historian Margaret W. 9 “PHYSICAL CULTURE” AND MILITARY DRILLS An important component of the Lasell program was “physical culture,” which is what we know as physical education today. 10 Every morning before their regular classes started, Annie and her schoolmates were required to participate in organized calisthenics.
41 AMERICA’S “LAST FRONTIER” Despite the success of her fossil collecting expedition to Nevada, however, Annie was eager to try a new sort of adventure the following summer. For some time, she had been toying with the idea of traveling to what was then popularly known as America’s “last frontier”: Alaska. Within three decades of its purchase from Russia by the United States in 1867, Alaska had already developed a flourishing tourist industry centered on the Inside Passage, the picturesque network of channels and fjords situated between the Canadian coast and the Pacific Ocean.
Annie Montague Alexander: Naturalist and Fossil Hunter (Women Explorers) by Louise Chipley Slavicek