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Jewish Women on the Map - Santa Fe

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Santa Fe Santa Fe, NM
United States

Home of Flora Langerman Spiegelberg, the "grand lady of the southwest frontier" and matron of the successful mercantile Spiegelberg family, which was instrumental in the 19th century development of Santa Fe. Recounting her arrival in Santa Fe as a bride, Flora wrote: "At that time I was the eighth woman in Santa Fe. There were about fifty American men, officials and merchants, and a Mexican population of two thousand. Amid clean and happy surroundings, I soon forgot all the privations I had endured and I became a satisfied member of the community."

Spiegelberg is featured on jwa.org: http://jwa.org/discover/infocus/westernpioneers/flspiegelberg.html ;
http://jwa.org/encyclopedia/article/spiegelberg-flora-langerman ;
http://jwa.org/thisweek/sep/10/1857/flora-langerman-spiegelberg

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Birthplace/home/school/workplace of a history maker
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Creative Commons (attribution non-commercial share alike)

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Rachel

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Jewish Women's Archive. "Santa Fe." (Viewed on April 24, 2014) <http://jwa.org/onthemap/santa-fe>.