Download PDF by Betty E. Hammer Joy: Angela Hutchinson Hammer: Arizona's Pioneer Newspaperwoman

By Betty E. Hammer Joy

In 1905, together with her marriage dissolved and eager to be able to feed her young ones, Angela Hutchinson Hammer received a handpress, a few ink, and some fonts of style, and commenced printing a bit tabloid referred to as the Wickenburg Miner. In her naïveté, Angela by no means dreamed this buy might position her squarely within the leading edge of strength struggles in the course of Arizona's early days of statehood.

A precise 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 documents, and the reminiscences of family. Her booklet recounts the tales Angela informed 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 workplace ahead of ladies within the kingdom had the fitting to vote, function Immigration Commissioner in Pinal County, domicile, and mature into an activist for populist agendas and water conservation. As questionable offers happened either inside of and outdoors the halls of presidency, the crusading Angela encountered many duplicitous characters who believed that girls belonged at domestic darning socks, now not operating a newspaper.

Although Angela's self sustaining papers introduced own trouble and little if any monetary present, after her demise in 1952 the newspaper paid tribute to this brave girl by means of settling on her because the first girl to go into the Arizona Newspaper corridor of repute. In 1983 she was once venerated posthumously with one other award for ladies who contributed to Arizona's progress—induction into the Arizona Women's corridor of Fame.

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