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Extraordinary Native American Woman – Marie Rouensa – 1677-1725

Do you know Marie Rouensa? No? Maybe she’s more familiar to you by her Native American name, Aramepinchone? You don’t recognize that name either?   Marie is a woman well worth knowing.   Marie Rouensa was born in 1677. Her … Continue reading

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The Women of Smokey Row

Of the hundred or so “establishments” that composed Lemont’s Smokey Row between 1893 and 1897, some called themselves saloons, clubs, gambling halls, brothels, or dance halls. Typically, in addition to liquor and gambling, women were part of the “trade”, and entertainment … Continue reading

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