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Women's History Month: Hannah Keziah Clapp, Education Trailblazer

When Hannah Keziah Clapp came out West in the 1860s, most women were schoolteachers.  But Hannah took a bigger step: she founded one of the first private, coed schools (and later the first kindergarten) in Nevada.  (Mark Twain even based some of "Tom Sawyer" on her classrooms.)  For Women's History Month, we look at how Hannah Keziah Clapp defined the course of Nevada's education, butted heads with male politicians, lived openly with her female companion, and fought for women's right to vote.
 
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Eileen Cohen, historian & educator

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