This collection contains the minutes of
the general and executive board meetings, financial records, club histories, and clipping
files of the disbanded club.
On April 20, 1920 a group of women from Paradise met to protest the sale of acreage in
Sierra Park for the operation of a hog farm. Realizing the necessity for group action, the
Women's Improvement Club was formed that day and Mrs. L.A. McAndless was named president and
Jessie Coleman, the founding secretary. At the second meeting in July 1920, the club took
action by purchasing the first lots in Sierra Park, the heart of the community and blocking
the hog farm. Later more lots were bought with a purchase price of about five dollars each
and eventually in the 1940s these lots were sold to fund other projects.
3 Linear Feet
6 half cartons
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