Jessie Ackermann #100travelHERS
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Birth: July 4, 1857; Frankfort, Illinois
Death: March 31, 1951; Pomona, California
Occupation: Activist, author, public lecturer
Notable journeys: Began her first “world tour” in 1889 as a missionary for the Woman’s Christian Temperance Union. Became the president of the Union’s Australia chapter in 1891. Believed to have circumnavigated the world eight times and claimed to have slept in 2,700 beds.
Notable work: The World Through A Woman’s Eyes; Australia From a Woman’s Point of View
Quote: “We are always longing to be something we are not; reaching for things just beyond our grasp; trying to climb to heights we can never attain.”