Washington was ahead of the curve, in part, because of the “pioneer spirit in Western states,” [Cowlitz County Historical Museum Director, Jospeph] Govednik said.
“When you’re homesteading and coming over lands on a prairie schooner, everybody has to help out with everything,” he said. “There were probably some elements of greater equality because women had to chop firewood and build cabins and things like that. Every person had to be responsible.”
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