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A Brief History of the Historian

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Don’t let this picture of Sharlot Hall fool you. She may look gentle enough, but in 1926, around the time this picture wa s taken, she got the only slaughtering license ever issued to a woman and was quite proud of it. Her acclaim does not stem from this dubious distinction however, but rather from her work as a writer and a historian.

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The Making of Sharlot Hall

Sharlot Hall and her father, Jim Hall, at the Grand Canyon around 1913. It is not clear whether Mr. Hall had any tobacco in his cheek at the time of this photograph, but it’s a safe bet he had some in his possession.

Sharlot Hall may not have regarded herself as a feminist, but she had a remarkable ability to think for herself and the bravery to eschew the traditional roles of wife and mother at a time when most of society viewed those roles as practically definitive of womanhood.

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History of the Historian: Sharlot Hall

Sharlot Hall feeds her pig, Herbert Hoover, sometime in the 1920s.

Don’t let this picture of Sharlot Hall fool you. She may look gentle enough, but in 1926, around the time this picture was taken, she got the only slaughtering license ever issued to a woman and was quite proud of it. Her acclaim does not stem from this dubious distinction however, but rather from her work as a writer and a historian.

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