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Inhaltsangabe: A strong woman through the 97 years of her life, Ila Fox Loetscher was always on the leading edge. Her life took her from being a pioneer aviator, through an enchanted marriage and tragic widowhood, to becoming a leading environmentalist, devoted to protecting sea turtles and making her home in South Padre Island, Texas.
About the Author: Author Evelyn Sizemore was Ila's neighbor in South Padre and longtime friend. They were both members of The Ninety-Nines. Evelyn and her husband, Bob, live in San Antonio.
Titel: The Turtle Lady: IIa Fox Loetscher of South ...
Verlag: Taylor Trade Publishing
Zustand: very good
Buchbeschreibung Repblic of Texas Press - An Imprint of Wordware Publishing , Inc., Plano, Texas, U.S.A., 2002. Trade Paperback. Buchzustand: Near Fine. First Printing. 220 Pages Indexed. Previous owner's name label pasted on the front endpaper. No other marks or stamps to this book that feels like a new book with flawless interior text pages. Ila Loetscher (1904-2000) was born in Callender, Iowa as one of a pair of twin girls. She received her early education in Pella, Iowa, before ultimately graduating from the University of Iowa. From her early life, Loetscher had developed in interested in engines and aviation, and she became, at the age of 25, the first licensed native Iowa female pilot. At the invitation of her friend Amelia Earhart, Loetscher was one of the 99 charter members of the Ninety-Nines, an organization founded in 1929 to promote fellowship and support for female pilots. By the 1950s, her focus had changed from flying to family. However, when David Loetscher, her husband of 32 years, died in 1955, the family opted for a new beginning and moved to South Padre Island, Texas. Shortly after moving to South Padre Island, Ila Loetscher developed an affection for and interest in sea turtles, which would come to define the latter half of her life. From 1963-1967, she accompanied fellow island residents on trips to Mexico to get eggs for the endangered Kemp's Ridley turtle that they would plant and protect on the island, and she received a state license to care for sick and injured sea turtles. In 1977, Loetscher founded "Sea Turtle, Inc", a non-profit corporation focused on protecting and preserving sea turtles, particularly the Kemp's Ridley. Her activities on behalf of the turtles gained her the nickname, The Turtle Lady. Contents in 17 Chapters: Heritage of Strength, James Fox Marches with General Sherman, The Fox Family in Callender Iowa, Pancho Villa and Texas, Pella High School, College Days 1922 - 1928, Iowa's Amelia Earhart, Ila and David Are Married, At Home on Steele Gap Road, Following the Inter-American Highway, Permanent Change of Address, Getting to Know Sea Turtles, They Call Her the Turtle Lady, Lifestyle With Sea Turtles in the '70s, Ever-Growing Fame, The Courtship of Little Fox, and Until We Meet Again. Size: 5 1/2" x 8 1/2". Buchnummer des Verkäufers 18249
Buchbeschreibung Taylor Trade Publishing. Paperback. Buchzustand: Very Good. Nice condition with minor indications of previous handling. Buchnummer des Verkäufers G1556228961I4N00
Buchbeschreibung Taylor Trade Publishing, 2002. Paperback. Buchzustand: Used: Good. Buchnummer des Verkäufers SONG1556228961
Buchbeschreibung Republic of Texas Press, Plano, 2002. Large Softcover. Buchzustand: Near Fine. First Edition. Large Softcover, Photos, Afterword, Index, 220 pp. Author Signed by her name on the title page in ink, dated 2003. A bright, tight copy showing slight use. Signed by Author. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 011891
Buchbeschreibung Taylor Trade Publishing, 2002. Paperback. Buchzustand: Very Good. Great condition with minimal wear, aging, or shelf wear. Buchnummer des Verkäufers P021556228961
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Buchbeschreibung Taylor Trade Publishing, 2002. Paperback. Buchzustand: New. Never used!. Buchnummer des Verkäufers P111556228961
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Buchbeschreibung Taylor Trade Publishing, 2002. Paperback. Buchzustand: New. Buchnummer des Verkäufers DADAX1556228961