Book Discussion – Iron Women

  • Date(s): Monday, March 7th 2022
  • Time: 6 p.m.
  • Location: Niobrara County Library

The railroad significantly changed life in the United States; register for the series by calling or stopping by the library. Barb Baker returns to facilitate discussion.

Monday, March 7 – 6 p.m. – “Iron Women: the Ladies Who Helped build the Railroad” by Chris Enss

Women played a larger part in the creation of the rail lines than they have been given credit for. Miss E. F. Sawyer became the first female telegraph operator when she was hired by the Burlington Railroad in 1872. Eliza Murfey focused on mechanics and held sixteen patents for her 1870 invention. These stories and many more are included in this illustrated volume celebrating women and the railroad.