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Lynn Downey
Historian, archivist, desert rat. Author of “Levi Strauss: The Man Who Gave Blue Jeans to the World” and the forthcoming “Life in a Lung Resort."
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Kristen Clarke Aug 18
98 yrs ago, the 19th amendment was ratified, securing the franchise for women — but Black women remained disenfranchised long beyond. Today, I lift up Sojourner Truth, Ida B. Wells & Fannie Lou Homer - suffragists who made sure Black women’s voices were not rendered invisible.
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Lynn Downey Aug 4
Many thanks to for including one of my essays in the latest issue of "Roundup" magazine!
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Lynn Downey Jul 23
Thanks, for the fun interview!
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Ken Burns Jul 19
170 years ago today in Seneca Falls, NY - the 1st Woman's rights convention in history. Could use another one. A clip from UNUM:
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Ann Marie Lipinski Jul 18
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American Experience Jul 17
In 1948, Candy Land was created in a hospital ward to entertain children recovering from polio.
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Visit Arizona Jul 17
Head to Wickenburg where the Wild West still reigns. Spend the day at one of several guest ranches or explore the shopping scene.
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Lynn Downey Jun 28
Thrilled to announce that the University of Oklahoma Press will publish my next book, "Life in a Lung Resort," the story of California's Arequipa Tuberculosis Sanatorium for women, and the years my grandmother spent there chasing the cure.
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PRI's The World Jun 19
Forced family separations are nothing new in America. Just ask Indigenous Americans.
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Rockmount Ranch Wear Jun 6
As retail evolves so does Rockmount, which was founded on innovation in 1946 when we introduced the first Western snap shirts. Visit the new to see our entire collection on a platform with a fresh look and improved functionality.
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US National Archives 8 Mar 17
Ira Berlin dedicated one of his books: “To Sara Dunlap Jackson: Archivist Extraordinaire.”
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Native news Jun 2
American Indian Journalist Jenni Monet Found Not Guilty for Trepassing for Standing Rock Coverage
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US National Archives Jun 1
Nothing says like a wood-paneled station wagon, the landscape of the American West, and a sign for a souvenir shop!
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Desert Caballeros May 30
Thanks to grants from the Arizona Historical Records Advisory Board (State of Arizona Research Library) and the @ArizonaHistoricalSociety, a portion of DCWM's historic photo archives are now available to browse online! More will be added in the...
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Shit Academics Say May 28
How to find manuscript typos: 1. Click submit
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Little Green Space May 27
Please RT to ! If you find a grounded and struggling bee, mix sugar with water 30/70 on a spoon to revive it. (Don't give the bee honey as this can spread viruses apparently). Pic via
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