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THE COW CHIP LADY Ada McColl 1st signed Kansas pioneer

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THE COW CHIP LADY Ada McColl 1st signed  Kansas pioneer


Infusionmedia Pub, Lincoln, NE, 2001. First Edition as stated on copyright page along with complete number row 1-10.   28 p. : ill., maps ;


A Fine solid copy in stapled pictorial softcovers as was issued.  SIGNED by author, TRUDY ACKERMAN.  No other markings.  Scarce book.


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 Frontier and pioneer life in the late 1800's -- Kansas.  Biography of the cow-chip lady, Ada McColl.


Ada McColl didn’t plan to be one of the most well-known pioneer women models. She just wanted to be a photographer.


At the age of 21, when most young women were considering more traditional roles, Ada wanted to learn how to operate a camera. Her younger sister, Lora, was interested in becoming a teacher.


The McColl family had moved to Medicine Lodge in 1876 from Iowa. By 1884 the family became unhappy with their prairie farm and decided to move to Florida. After a short time, William and Polly McColl moved their family back to Kansas and homesteaded near Lakin City in Kearny County. Here, Ada helped her father with the chores of raising cattle and farming.


In answer to their daughters’ career choices, the McColls sent Lora to school and Ada to a photographer in Garden City, where she served as an apprentice.


H. L. Wolf, who operated a photography company in Garden City, ser


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