ONCE FAMOUS BUT FORGOTTEN PEOPLE WHO MADE THE WORLD A BETTER PLACE

Guest:  Lahna Anhalt, author

Have you heard of Katherine Wright? Rose Wilder Lane? Harriet Hubbard Ayer? H.H. Bennett? Perhaps – but the thoroughly-researched rest of their stories and the biographies of six other famous people you never heard of are found in the well-written book, “Aunt Laura’s Attic” by Wisconsin author, Lahna Anhalt. Researching and writing these extraordinary legacies took Lahna ten years. They reflect how history might have been written quite differently if not for these all but forgotten famous people.

On this program, Lahna Anhalt takes us back in history and gives us a glimpse of some of the remarkable lives whose stories she tells in her book, “Aunt Laura’s Attic.” This may be just the tip of the iceberg. How many more people are there who have faded from history but whose lives continue to shape our world today?