CWC-Sacramento congratulates long-time member Cheryl Stapp on the recent publication of her excellent work of regional women’s history, Disaster and Triumph: Sacramento Women, Gold Rush Through the Civil War.
About the book:
- Jennie Wimmer, the camp cook and laundress at the Coloma gold discovery site;
- Dorothea Wolfinger Zins, a Donner Party survivor who made bricks for the construction of Sacramento homes and businesses;
- the accomplished governor’s wife Mary Zabriskie Johnson;
- overland pioneer Margaret Frink, church founder and dairyman’s wife;
- Lavinia Waterhouse, successful water-cure practitioner, midwife, and fiery suffragette;
- Margaret Crocker, the beloved benefactress to a maturing city.
Meticulously researched and visually written with spirit and wit, Disaster & Triumph: Sacramento Women, Gold Rush Through the Civil War is for history buffs, students, women’s discussion groups, or anyone who savors an entertaining and educational read about the struggles and attainments of pioneer women.