Introducing Our New Blog:
The Women of Knappton Cove
Throughout its history men and women joined efforts and visions to make public health work at the mouth of the Columbia River a reality. Most of the surviving sources seem to push doctors, ship captains and city leaders to the forefront. Yet a more careful and discerning reading of them make the voices and actions of women audible who stood right next to the men and contributed significantly to the functioning of the quarantine station. We'll showcase them as they reemerge out of the past. Listen to their voices and see how they shaped life, work and public health at the mouth of the Columbia River.