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Ruth Woodman

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Biography

New York State, USA
Despite her eastern roots, Ruth Cornwall Woodman created one of the great anthologies about the American West. A descendant of Massachusetts Governor John Winthrop and a Vassar graduate, Woodman was a mother of two and wife to a New York investment banker when she was asked to create a radio show (she was working at the time as a copywriter in an advertising agency). Given the product ties of the sponsor (U.S. Borax) to the remote desert region of the United States, Woodman thought the program should be tied to that area. Read more...

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