Green Mountaineer Online: Women's History
What was it like to be a girl in Vermont in the late 1800s?
In the 1830s, many Vermont girls and women left the state to work in the mills in Massachusetts.
- Mill Fever
- Letters from Lowell: A Factory Girl Writes Home
- The Factory Girl's Song
- Bells, Boardinghouses, and Backwater: A Millhand's Glossary
- The Lowell Offering: Showing the World What Factory Girls Could Do
- Factory Girl Word Find
In the late 1700s, Lucy Prince spoke in court, something very unusual for that time.
One Vermont woman was very important in collecting and saving the stories of Vermont history.
Another Vermont woman, Hetty Green, was famous for being frugal. She didn't want to spend her money, even though she had a lot of it!
And Emily Proctor helped purchase library books in foreign languages for immigrants who worked at the Vermont Marble Company.
Many women went to work during World War II because the men were off to war.
Have some women's history fun!
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Vermont Historical Society. "Green Mountaineer Online: Women's History." Vermont History Explorer. Accessed October 22, 2021. https://vermonthistoryexplorer.org/gmo-womens-history