Pancho Barnes “Fastest Woman on Earth”

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Pancho Barnes “Fastest Woman on Earth”

A selection from Sherman Library will inspire this month’s exciting read. In honor of Women’s History Month, we recommend Lauren Kessler’s The Happy Bottom Riding Club: The Life and Times of Pancho Barnes (New York: Random House, 2000). Florence “Pancho” Barnes (1901-1975) remains one of the greatest 20th century American female characters. She was a… Read More »

A Real Catch: The Newport Harbor Lady Anglers

…When a woman is serious about fishing, watch out… Mrs. Burns, Member of the Newport Lady Anglers, Los Angeles Times Article , 1971 In 1949, eleven women established the Newport Harbor Lady Anglers to create opportunities for women to practice their fishing skills and to meet other women with similar interests, at a time when… Read More »