When Katherine Garetson filed a claim on 160 acres of land in Tahosa Valley, she was 37 years old. The general consensus was that she was doomed to fail in her endeavor, as she knew nothing about homesteading and the extent of her skills were cooking, sewing, reading and writing. Her desperation for independence was way greater than her shortcomings, though. When her father suffered financial trouble, she had to move in with her married sister, Helen Dings. Because one of Helen’s sons was sick with was thought to be tuberculosis, the family made a trip to Colorado on the advice of the child’s physician during the summer of 1909. The family chose the Longs Peak Inn in Estes Park for their stay. They were so fond of the area, that they returned
Kate Kimball is an award-winning fiction author who has worked hard to be in the position she is in now. Despite currently struggling with her health, she has continued to peruse her English PhD in Creative Writing here at Florida State University. Born in beautiful Salt Lake City, Utah Kimball is surprised to find herself over 2,000 miles away now studying in the sunshine state. FSU offers one of the top creative writing programs that currently is ranked top 5 in the nation according to The Atlantic Monthly. Kimball was excited to be accepted into the accredited program after earning her bachelor’s from the University of Utah and masters at Virginia Tech. Kimball has always loved writing and says, “Creative writing allows you to write about
Genius, confident, and determined are three words that people think of in connection to Katherine Johnson. Many people know that Katherine Johnson was a mathematician, but she was so much more. As a black female mathematician, Katherine Johnson showed the world that women and African Americans were just as smart and capable as white men. She left a legacy as one of the most important people involved with the Space Race. But she wasn’t always trying to stand up for herself. When she was little, she was first being recognized with her talent towards math.
Patty mills was born on the 11 of august 1981, in Canberra Australia. He is a professional aboriginal Australian basketballer. Before he started playing for the nba he played in the NBL for the Melbourne tigers then went to china and played for the xinjiang flying tigers, he played also college basketball for saint Marys collage in California. Patty mills then signed with the san Antonio spurs in 2012. 2 years later he was in the winning nba championship team. This year patty was named ACT young Australian of the year
Mary White Rowlandson was a colonial American who was held captive by Algonkian Indians during King Philip's War. She was born in 1637 in Somerset, England. Her parents brought her along with her nine siblings to the colonies when she was young. Her parents were John and Joan White and she married Reverend Joseph Rowlandson in 1656. Their first child, Mary, died after her third birthday and they had three other children named Joseph, Mary, and Sarah.
It seems like Teen Mom 3 and 16 & Pregnant star Mackenzie Mckee's battle with diabetes is getting tougher and tougher for her. The young mom rushed to the hospital after she suffered complications from diabetes and her blood sugar went sky high.
On February 10, 1676 a dreadful event hit the settlers of Lancaster. The Narragansett Indians attacked and killed countless people and destroyed several houses. One of the men they killed begged for his life and even offered them money. The Indians didn’t pay any attention to him and hit him on the head with a hatchet, then proceeded to strip him of his clothes. Throughout this account Mary Rowlandson show an amazing trust and reliance in God.
Would the advances of today be up to such standards without the writings of history? Diary’s and books show the way of life along with what did and did not work. Women such as Martha Ballard and Mary Jemison gave an insight into their life that would have not been accessible to the world we know.
Eric is extremely caring towards his friends and family. Even though Eric found out Sarah Byrnes could talk the whole time that she was in the hospital he did not say a word to anyone because he knew what would happen if Sarah Byrnes dad found out. “That's what I thought, you’ve been hearing me all along”(Crutcher 107). Eric knew what would happen if Sarah Byrnes were to leave the hospital, so he did not say anything. Due to the way that Eric kept the secret about Sarah Byrnes being able to talk shows how caring her is towards his friends.
On February 21, 1933, Mary Kate Waymon and John Divine Waymon begot a child named Eunice Kathleen Waymon in Tryon, North Carolina. She learned to play piano at the age of 3 and sang in her church's choir. Growing up, she wanted to be the first African American concert pianist. Eunice taught piano and worked as an accompanist for other performers when she attended Juilliard; however, she had to leave school after she ran out of funds. She moved to Philadelphia and lived with her family there in order to save money and go to a more affordable music program.
Sarah Breedlove which name she was born into on 12/23/1867 in Delta Louisiana on a cotton plantation.Sarah Breedlove parents name was Minerva and Owen Breedlove.Sarah Breedlove had 5 siblings.In all 6 kids Owen and Minerva had,Sarah Breedlove was the first one to be born-free.Sarah Breedlove was born-free because she was born around the war of 1812.
Even as a child, Margaret Knight was different from the other youth. Living from 1838 to 1914, she was born in York, Maine, but moved to Manchester, New Hampshire where her brothers became overseers in a cotton mill. Knight was a tomboy. Instead of dolls she enjoyed tinkering and creating things, and she often made kites and sleds for her brothers. Like most girls at the time, she helped run the machines in factories that produced textiles and shoes, but unlike the other girls, she used her time there to create inventions that improved the safety of the workers. Once she saw a shuttle spin from a machine and stab a worker. At just twelve, she invented a stop motion device to protect the employes from these dangerous situations. Sadly, she
Sarah Merryman spent the first fourteen years of her life in Long Island, New York. After moving to West Lafayette, Indiana in 2010, she underwent the challenge of adapting to the American Midwest. In the process forming a new life, she experienced several new adventures such as playing third-baseman on the girls’ softball team. After spending a gap year following high school graduation, Sarah entered the world of higher education by enrolling in Ivy Tech Community College with the intent of earning an associates degree in liberal arts. Pleasantly surprised that she survived her first year of college, Sarah has spent her second year at Ivy Tech taking advantage of every leadership opportunity available on campus. Her current experiences as
Kate Steinle’s death, including the judiciary hearing, is a historical current event because it’s repercussions and concerns will have a long lasting affect on the world, especially the United States. Her solemn death, along with others murdered by illegal immigrants, has caused the citizens of the United States to attempt to increase the enforcement of immigration laws, and therefore add more protection to the country now and in the future. Nevertheless, strengthening the immigration laws in the United States will have a large impact on the world. If America’s “sanctuary” communities begin to cooperate with the federal immigration enforcement, then the country could become much safer, amicable, and endure less death. However, the people immigrating
On August 26, 1918, in West Virginia, Joshua Coleman and Joylette Coleman had a baby girl. She would grow up to be one of the smartest women in the world. She would be an inspiration to all. Her name is Katherine Johnson.