PEGGY HULL #100travelHERS
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Birth: September 30 or December 30, 1889; Bennington, Kansas
Death: June 19, 1967; Carmel, California
Occupation: First female war correspondent accredited by the U.S. War Department; founding member of the Overseas Press Club of America
Notable journeys: Covered Pershing’s pursuit of Pancho Villa in 1916. Traveled to France in 1917 to cover WWI for the Chicago Tribune and was quickly recalled to the United States. Received “official accreditation” as a war reporter in 1918 and covered conflicts in Siberia, Shanghai, and several Pacific Islands.
Quote: “To know the fullness of a well-rounded life it is necessary to have ventured into the world with ideas and hopes and projects.”