History on Pinterest

Pinterest is yet another social media site where you can while away big chunks of time and not even realize you have accomplished zilch. But Pinterest is lots of fun. I especially like the humor and quotes boards. I also enjoy the travel and food boards. Oh and then there’s the architecture and products boards . . . the lists are endless of the places on Pinterest that I like to browse. My top boards of the moment for browsing, however, are the history boards. As I browse the history boards, I feel like at least I am learning something and not completely wasting time. Since March was Women’s History Month and I never posted anything about it, I will highlight of few of the interesting women I have enjoyed learning about and/or seeing on Pinterest.

Here is a picture of Laura Ingalls Wilder in her teens:

Following is Mother Teresa when she was young:
Do you know who Irena Sendler was? She saved many lives. There’s even been a movie made about her that I have not seen.
Following is a picture of a 102-year-old woman going in to vote for the first time in 1916:
The book Silent Spring was almost single-handedly responsible for the banning of DDT and played a huge role in the start of the environmental movement. Here is a pic of Rachel Carson:

Who was Mary Kingsley? Ms. Kingsley did it all — she traveled solo in Africa, was the first European to climb the 13,760-foot Mount Cameroon, canoed up the Ogowe River and collected new species of fish, spoke up for indigenous people’s rights, and was the first woman to address the Liverpool and Manchester chambers of commerce:

These pics are just but a few examples of what is out there on the history boards on Pinterest. Most of the other topics I see pertain to wars, American Indians, literary figures, civil rights issues, true crime, and endless other subjects. Check it out.

  2 comments for “History on Pinterest

  1. April 13, 2014 at 5:22 PM

    Excellent post – boy, do I know about getting lost on Pinterest!

  2. April 15, 2014 at 1:30 PM

    You ladies have wonderful Pinterest boards. I love seeing your London, England, and Victorian era-related posts! I have learned much.

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