They Weren’t All Prostitutes and Gamblers


by Dr. Sandra F. Mather


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They weren’t all prostitutes or gamblers or dance hall girls. But who were these women who came to Summit County between 1859 and the turn of the century? Where did they come from? Never quite able to stop looking longingly over her shoulder to the family she left in Grundy County, Illinois, Anna experienced many difficulties adjusting to life in a high-altitude climate with long winters and deep snow.