America’s first female sheriff

When a wealthy silk manufacturer overturned Constance Kopp’s buggy at the beginning of the 20th century, she demanded he pay. When he started blackmailing her, she took matters into her own hands and became the first female sheriff in America.

“Some women prefer to stay at home and take care of the house. Let them. There are plenty who like that kind of work enough to do it. Others want something to do that will take them out among people and affairs. A woman should have the right to do any sort of work she wants to, provided she can do it.”