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Local Notables: Eliza Calvert Hall, Writer

Eliza Caroline "Lida" Obenchain (née Calvert), (February 11, 1856 - December 20, 1935), author and women's rights advocate, wrote popular short stories featuring 'Aunt Jane', an outspoken spinster.  President Theodore Roosevelt recommended her book, "Aunt Jane of Kentucky", as reading for all families "Where the menfolk tend to be selfish or thourghtless or overbearing with regard to their womenfolk." 

You can read Eliza Calvert Hall's Aunt Jane of Kentucky on-line at Project Guttenberg free!

One of her Sonnet's is also on-line and you can even read a 1908 interview with Eliza.

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