Guardian of the only surviving covered bridge in daily use in the state of New York, it prides itself on its history stemming from a pioneer settlement to a vibrant community today. Yet the lives and accomplishments of women are missing in its record. This book reveals the hidden history of women in Newfield. You will discover:
• Kate Dean the soprano who sang for President Lincoln and the Union soldiers during the Civil War
• Inez Mood, alias Agnes Dratt, arrested for violating the obscenity laws
• Nellie E. Ryding one of a few women photographers in New York state, and
• Minnie Churchill murdered by a jealous husband.
Learn about their lives along with many other women and how they contributed to the history of Newfield.
About the Author: Rosemary Rowland was the former Deputy Historian of Newfield. She earned a Certificate in Genealogical Research from the National Institute of Genealogical Studies, University of Toronto. She lives with her husband, daughter and their adopted condescending cat. This is her first book.