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Amelia Earhart and Laura Ingalls - What an amazing picture. Two very inspirational women with Kansas ties.

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Powerful women - Amelia Earhart Never interrupt someone doing what you said couldn't be done. Amelia Earhart

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Hawaii's Princess Ka'iulani in London, 1895 She was born October 16, 1875 in Honolulu, she was named (in part) after Queen Victoria, she spoke several languages fluently, and her name means “the royal sacred one” in Hawaiian. Princess Victoria Ka’iulani was the last crown princess of the Kingdom of Hawaii.

Howard Hughes ~ 1930's. Hughes was first known for his wealth and for producing/directing movies in the '30s. He had a playboy lifestyle and love of aviation. After a plane accident in 1946, he became very reclusive. Hughes lived mostly in a Las Vegas hotel suite had extremely little human contact in his last 25 years

Jean O’Hara, a gutsy Irish Catholic native of Chicago was a well known madam in Honolulu during WWII. After the attack on Pearl Harbor in December of 1941, many prostitutes fled back to the mainland and many others volunteered to nurse wounded men, lowering the available supply just as the demand increased; O’Hara and many of the other girls used the situation to leverage better working conditions for themselves.

Queen Liliʻuokalani - last ruler of Hawaii - as a teenager. Her statement of surrender to the US ended: "...Now, to avoid any collision of armed forces and perhaps loss of life, I do, under this protest, and impelled by said forces, yield my authority until such time as the Government of the United States shall, upon the facts being presented to it, undo the action of its representative and reinstate me in the authority which I claim as the constitutional sovereign of the Hawaiian Islands."

Fourth of July 1939 near Chapel Hill, North Carolina. "Rural filling stations become community centers and general loafing grounds. Cedargrove Team members about to play in a baseball game." by Dorothea Lange

Florence Leontine "Pancho" Barnes: 1920's aviatrix who beat Amelia Earhart's speed record. She also worked as a stunt pilot for Howard Hughes, and in her later years owned and operated a bar/ranch.