Frontier Washington, wild as it may have been, upheld traditional gender and social roles. It was not uncommon, during this time period, to hear many jokes made at the expense of an unsuspecting female. This section of the site will be dedicated to uncovering the distinctive and valuable contribution made by women to the culture and history of early Walla Walla.
Washington Women in Professional Photographs - A Compilation of images featuring Women in Washington.
Washington Women in Personal Photographs - A Compilation of images featuring Women in Washington.
Washington Women's History Preserved in Photographs - An Essay by Mary Cain
Frontier Women in Washington - A news article from the Skagit River Journal highlighting the importance of women in the NW frontier.
Big, Strong, and fearless: The Story of Etta Anderson in Washington Territory - An article from the Montana:The Magazine of Western History
FUN FACT- In 1910 Washington became the 5th state to allow women the right vote. Under this link you will find access to a range of sources on the women's movement in Walla Walla and the state in general.