Women of Wells

The women of Wells had full and busy lives. They cared for their families and homes and, in some cases, operated or helped to run local businesses. They were also involved with local service clubs and school and town events, volunteering their time where necessary. Activities such as snowshoeing, skiing, softball, and curling were popular, as were the well-attended community dances. Because the community was small and isolated, women relied on each other for friendship and support, forming bonds that lasted long after they had moved away.

Irma Rowlands, a young wife during the early 1930s said, “These were happy years for my sister and I, as we helped one another through childbirth and illness and joined in the community activities.”

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