A quick weekend trip to Pensacola, Florida. I talk about food and drink in the Gulf Coast town. Also, I tell the story of Betty Skelton Franklin Erde, “First Lady of Firsts.”
On my trip to Boston, I detoured to Providence to visit a friend. PVD is a beautiful Rhode Island town with some great architecture and rich history. This episode features historic women from Providence, RI.
In this episode, I talk about Helen Metcalf, one of the founders of Rhode Island School of Design (RISD). I also share the story of Mary Dyer, a Quaker martyr. In addition, I talk about Elizabeth Buffum-Chace, an abolitionist and women’s rights advocate. And finally, Christiana Carteux Bannister, abolitionist and founder of the Bannister House.
I’m starting off the new season with Boston, MA. Part 1 encompasses arrival and some histories. Arrival will give you some tips on public transportation to and from the airport and some info on the train systems. This episode will also cover the Boston Women’s Heritage Trail in the Back Bay East Area.
Women’s Heritage Trail
Jane Todd Crawford thought she might be having twins, at least that’s what a doctor told her. She was having abdominal pains and her abdomen was very swollen and enlarged. Dr. Ephraim McDowell, from Boyle County, over 60 miles came to see her in Green County, KY, and he realized she was not pregnant, but had a large ovarian tumor. Dr. McDowell told her that he would try to remove it if she would come to his home in Danville, KY.