Not all states were eager to recognize role of women

“Page Putnam Miller, director of the National Coordinating Committee for the Protection of History, pointed out that in 1993 only 3 percent of the 2,000 national historic landmarks in the United States focused on women….

“According to a 1995 study by the Colorado Historical Society, ‘No markers interpret women or women’s experience in Colorado,’ no woman is the subject of Colorado’s 13 biography markers and no marker ‘interprets women even in a general sense.’

“Some states do better. North Carolina marks more women, including recent history makers like Rachel Carson, author of ‘Silent Spring,’ the book that triggered the environmental movement….”

— From “Lies Across America: What Our Historic Sites Get Wrong” by James W. Loewen (2007)


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