Stories Untold: Jewish Pioneer Women 1850-1920: The Art of Andrea Kalinowski
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Anna Marks
was born in Russian-occupied Poland in 1847. She married Wolff Marks in 1862, and in 1880 they moved to Eureka City, a rich mining area south of Salt Lake City.

"Anna took possession of some ground on the south side of the street and was soon in business. Her right to the ground was hotly contested by a man named Pat Shay. Many verbal arguments followed. Finally she pulled her guns on Pat. He went flying and so did the bullets. He made it to a pile of posts. From then on no one crossed Anna Marks."
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An online exhibition from the Palace of the Governors / New Mexico History Museum, organized by TREX
Traveling Exhibitions Program, with generous support from the Dobkin Family Foundation.