Boarding House Blues

Month: January 2023

17 January 2023
Celery Washer Robbery is Front Page News

Writing historical fiction entails huge amounts of research. Some of the best sources are old newspapers and magazines. Once you get started it’s hard to stop, particularly when you come across headlines like the one below, which appeared on this day in 1925 in the New York Times. VICTIM FELLS BANDIT WITH CELERY, IS SHOT […]

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5 January 2023
A Woman's Place is Every Place

On this day in 1925, Nellie Tayloe Ross of Wyoming became the first female governor in the United States. Ross won a special election to fill a vacancy caused by the death of her husband, the incumbent, even though she had refused to campaign. She would later serve as the first female director of the […]

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