Happy International Women’s Day!

Happy International Women’s Day! Here is to all of the awesome women of the world doin’ their thing. This young lady led an amazing life – she left home at age 14 to become a high-wire trapeze artist in a circus, then a “wild west equestrienne”.
“…Eric Sloane courted her in the early 1930s with trips to an airfield where they would watch planes. A contemporary newspaper account said she learned to fly so Sloane could sketch cloud formations up close.” Barbara was to marry Eric, and she became one of the “Ninety-Nines”. “I take him up in my airplane and watch him make color notes for paintings”, Mrs. Sloane told a reporter for the New York’s World Telegram, “and on every trip, day or night, I really have a wonderful time”.
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