Hunting for Women
So far I can find only one historic female statue in Tucson, Arizona! Reading that there is one in the Quincie Douglas branch of the Pima County library, I went there to find it. I was quite surprised to find it to be only 14 inches tall! And it is a lovely little statue. Quincie Douglas was an activist and great philanthropist for the less advantaged of the community. Her friend Margaret Campbell was a novelist, and also a philanthropist. They are both captured in this statue of the two of them looking at a book. I am so glad that at least they both have been remembered in statue.
I found Wyoming to have many beautiful statues: bison, horses, bighorn sheep and other wildlife; and many horsemen and cowboys; plus former U.S. Presidents; but, only three historic women so far as I can find. In Gillette there is a statue on almost every downtown corner, but not one historic woman.
Last Tuesday, going through Cody, Wyoming, I caught a female statue out of the corner of my eye. I hadn't known there might be one in Cody, so I wasn't prepared. I turned around to see a Sacagawea statue. Because of road conditions, it was impossible to return to photograph it.