Molly, by Golly!

Molly, by Golly!

The Legend of Molly Williams, America's First Female Firefighter

Book - 2012
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Introduces the first known female firefighter, Molly Williams, an African American cook for New York City's Fire Company 11, who one winter day in 1818 with many volunteers sick with influenza jumped into action to stop a house fire.
Publisher: Honesdale, Pennsylvania : Calkins Creek, [2012]
Edition: 1st ed
Copyright Date: ©2012
ISBN: 9781590787212
Branch Call Number: j 363.37092 W7256o 2012
Characteristics: 32 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm
Additional Contributors: Kemly, Kathleen Hadam - Illustrator


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Not many people know the story of Molly Williams. An African American woman who, in the early 1800s, went from cooking for New York City's volunteer firefighters to battling fires alongside them as the first female firefighter.

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