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Remarkable Women of Austin

Few places are host to as many barrier-breakers as Austin, Texas. Come meet the women who inspired Rosie the Riveter, built cattle fortunes, altered the course of American music, penned some of the most famous words in US history, and unleashed a cannon upon those who sought to bring harm to Austin.

  • 1.

    Oveta Culp Hobby

    Oveta Culp Hobby

    Editor, businesswoman, lawyer, parliamentarian and the woman behind the Women's Army Corps.

  • 2.

    Lizzie Johnson

    Lizzie Johnson

    The cattle queen.

  • 3.

    Elisabet Ney

    Elisabet Ney

    The birth of the Austin art scene

  • 4.

    Lady Bird Johnson

    Lady Bird Johnson

    Expanding the role of first lady.

  • 5.

    Barbara Jordan

    Barbara Jordan

    From Houston's poor Fifth Ward to Congress.

  • 6.

    Ann Richards

    Ann Richards

    Governor of the Lone Star State.

  • 7.

    Liz Carpenter

    Liz Carpenter

    The funniest woman in politics knew how to make a splash. The park named in her honor does, too.

  • 8.

    Janis Joplin

    Janis Joplin

    "The most staggering leading woman in rock" -- Vogue

  • 9.

    Angelina Eberly

    Angelina Eberly

    The savior of Austin.

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