Specifically this one in West Virginia. Includes "political excitement" and "deranged masturbation."
Charles Dickens reading to his two daughters, “Mamie” and Kate (standing), at his Gad’s Hill mansion, 1865.
Needs a fact-check, but interesting....
Olive Oatman. Famously abducted by the Yavapai people then sold to the Mohave people. She is now popularized by the character in Hell on Wheels (etc). The significance of the tattoo was to identify her as a Mohave in the afterlife, thus the tattoo indicates that she was accepted fully into the Mohave tribe even though she did gain her freedom 5 years after capture.
A Brief History Of
Women Heroes of WWII: Maria von Maltzan: The German Countess Who Hid Jews
Mary and Molly (or "Mollie") Bell were two young women from Pulaski County, Virginia[ who disguised themselves as men and fought in the Civil War for the Confederacy for two years.
Katherine Switzer, running the Boston marathon in 1967-before women were allowed. The race organizer clawed at her, trying to drag her off the course. But she finished anyway!
powerful queens throughout history