The Life of Emma Allison

The 1876 Centennial Exhibition Women's Pavilion Steam Engineer

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The Baxter Steam Engine with Flowers

Emma Allison was the engineer of a six horsepower Baxter steam engine. The engine itself is not generally mentioned in accounts of Emma’s work but this article, from¬†Pacific Rural Press, Volume 12, Number 13, September23, ¬†1876, gives a delightful description of how Emma decorated it. It also confirms that she spoke to people about moving to California after the Centennial.      

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