Molly, by Golly!

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

Ochiltree, Dianne

Book - 2012
Average Rating: 5 stars out of 5.
Molly, by Golly!
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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, Pa. : Calkins Creek, c2012
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781590787212
1590787218
Branch Call Number: j 363.37092 W7256o 2012
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) :,col. ill. ;,27 cm
Additional Contributors: Kemly, Kathleen Hadam

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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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