Thanks to Mike Archer for this link in today’s Wildfire News of the Day email (subscribe here). It’s a great Women’s History Month story….
(5) The next article provides a thumbnail sketch of a woman who became the first female pilot with U.S. Forest Service, flying lead planes battling wildfires across the West while also raising a family, one of whom became a commercial airline pilot.
Mary Barr Fought Expectations as First Female Forest Service Air Boss https://adventure-journal.com/
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I visited the Natchez Trace almost entirely because of the books of Nevada Barr. Had never heard about her Mom! Thanks for posting.