“I have never had a sheet of paper mussed, a chair put out of place or lost the slightest object,” said Tama, Iowa, native Helen Jackson as she spoke about the women she oversaw at a munitions factory near Bourges, France, in 1918.
“In my opinion, there is no business in the world so large or so complicated that Miss Millar could not handle it with intelligence and success.
“It’s no place for a young lady,” Agnes Powers’ friends advised her when she announced she was preparing to leave for the northern most regions of Canada in 1929.
BY BONNIE KAY BALDWIN LAKE MILLS GRAPHIC
BY BONNIE KAY BALDWIN LAKE MILLS GRAPHIC
BY BONNIE KAY BALDWIN LAKE MILLS GRAPHIC

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