Diana Parsell Writer

Diana Parsell Writer

Diana Parsell Writer

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Scidmore as National Geographic Female Explorer

Tourists at Muir Glacier, 1880s

Eliza Scidmore is known largely for her role as the earliest visionary of Washington’s cherry trees. She was also an intrepid traveler. And the National Geographic Society considers her its first female explorer. The Geographic recently spotlighted some of its pioneering women on its blog. I kicked off the series with an article on Eliza…

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Eliza Scidmore Slept Here … and Here

Club Hotel Yokohama

In my research for a biography of Eliza Scidmore, I’ve tracked down various places where she stayed. She was quite a vagabond, so there were many. Some are pictured here (most are now demolished).   Atwood-Buck House, Madison, Wisconsin   Georgetown Visitation, Washington, D.C.   Steamer “Idaho,” Juneau, Alaska, 1887   Club Hotel, Yokohama, Japan…

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Video: Scidmore’s Historic 1883 Trip to Glacier Bay

Steamer "Idaho" in Juneau, 1887

Of all I’ve learned about Eliza Scidmore so far, nothing has excited my imagination so much as her pioneering Alaska travel. She went for the first time in the summer of 1883, in a journey that became historic, as I show in the video below.     Scidmore, then 26, was working at the time…

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