Refreshed by Nature
Today is the birthday of Hazel Marguerite Schmoll, who was born in McAlester, Kansas, on this day in 1890.
Schmoll was born in a sod cabin. Her family settled in Colorado when she was just two years old.
Schmoll was the first woman to earn a doctorate in botany from the University of Chicago.
Schmoll had the opportunity, early on in her career, to work with Alice Eastwood. She mostly mounted and catalog specimens.
It was Hazel Schmoll who said,
"I hope we can keep some wilderness areas. People need some places where they can get away from the crowds and be refreshed by nature."