Santa Cruz in Santa Cruz County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Georgiana Bruce Kirby
1818 – 1887
Erected 1989 by El Viceroy Marquez de Branciforte Chapter 1797 & Mountain Charlie Chapter 1850, E Clampus Vitus.
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
Location. 36° 58.58′ N, 122° 2.046′ W. Marker is in Santa Cruz, California, in Santa Cruz County. Marker can be reached from Jordan Street south of Escalona Drive, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 117 Jordan Street, Santa Cruz CA 95060, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this Kirby House (a few steps from this marker); Colonial Revival Style (within shouting distance of this marker); Willey House (approx. ¼ mile away); Francisco Alzina House (approx. ¼ mile away); Site of Santa Cruz Mission (approx. ¼ mile away); Louden (London) Nelson (approx. 0.3 miles away); Grave of Grove C. Cook (approx. 0.3 miles away); Mary Amney Case (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Santa Cruz.
Also see . . . Two Women Reformers in Gold Rush California. This is a book review of Unsettling the West: Eliza Farnham and Georgiana Bruce Kirby in Frontier California, by JoAnn Levy. (Submitted on January 7, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.)
1. Who is Georgiana Bruce Kirby?
Georgiana Bruce Kirby was a person of intellect, an advocate of social justice, and pioneer homesteader in Santa Cruz. She lived a passionate, balanced life of the mind, the heart, and hands that was well before her times.Georgiana Bruce, born in England in 1818, immigrated to the United States when she was just twenty. Living in Boston, she became fascinated with Transcendentalism, and in the 1840s spent four years at Brook Farm, a famous utopian community based on Transcendentalist
Source: Kirby Elementary School Website
— Submitted January 13, 2013.
Additional keywords. women's suffrage
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