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Bowling Green in Warren County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Eliza Calvert Hall, 1856-1935

 
 
Eliza Calvert Hall, 1856-1935 Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, November 14, 2020
1. Eliza Calvert Hall, 1856-1935 Marker
Inscription.  

Lida Calvert Obenchain (“Eliza Calvert Hall”), suffragist, press superintendent of Ky. Equal Rights Assn., poet, author. Her most famous story, “Sally Ann’s Experience” (1898), protested women’s inequality. President Roosevelt praised her first collection of stories, Aunt Jane of Kentucky (1907).
Presented by Literary Clubs of Bowling Green

Royalties helped purchase home at 1353 Chestnut St. The Land of Long Ago (1909), To Love and to Cherish (1911) and Clover and Blue Grass (1916) followed. For A Book of Hand-Woven Coverlets (1912), she bought coverlets from wagons of tobacco farmers on Chestnut St. Her books reached at least one million readers.
 
Erected 2007 by Kentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 2240.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicCivil RightsWomen. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list.
 
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36° 59.184′ N, 86° 26.853′ W. Marker is in Bowling Green, Kentucky, in Warren County. Marker is on Chestnut Street, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Bowling Green KY 42101, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Ogden College (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Training School-College High (approx. 0.2 miles away); Henry Hardin Cherry (approx. 0.2 miles away); Fort Albert Sidney Johnston (approx. ¼ mile away); Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc. History (approx. ¼ mile away); W.L. "Gander" Terry Colonnade (approx. 0.3 miles away); Potter College (approx. 0.3 miles away); Confederate State Capital of Kentucky (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bowling Green.
 
Eliza Calvert Hall, 1856-1935 Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dave, 2019
2. Eliza Calvert Hall, 1856-1935 Marker
Eliza Calvert Hall, 1856-1935 Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, November 1, 2020
3. Eliza Calvert Hall, 1856-1935 Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 15, 2020. It was originally submitted on January 4, 2019, by Dave of Spence, Kentucky. This page has been viewed 175 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on November 14, 2020, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.   2. submitted on January 7, 2019, by Dave of Spence, Kentucky.   3. submitted on November 2, 2020, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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