Their fourth escape, in 1949, led to eight months of freedom and allowed the two women to live together as a couple while traveling around the United States.
Lizzie is a public historian and the editor of MNopedia, the digital encyclopedia produced by the Minnesota Historical Society. She has a master’s degree in archives management from the University of Michigan, a master’s certificate in museum studies from the University of Michigan, and a bachelor’s degree in gender studies and Latin from Oberlin College. She is a co-editor of Precious and Adored: The Love Letters of Rose Cleveland and Evangeline Whipple, 1890‒1918 (Minnesota Historical Society Press, 2019).
Gonzaga strenuously defended herself, saying, “I have always earned an honest living, although I have not found life as bright as most people…I have always found it easier making a living doing women’s work than men’s.”
Indigenous people have used the eight-and-a-half-mile pathway that connects the Pigeon River with Lake Superior since at least the beginning of the first millennium CE.
In their recordings and live performances, they honed an abrasive, commanding sound that attracted fans from across the United States and Europe.