The Hathaway Bag by Beargrass Leather   Artisanal Leather Goods  Handmade in the USA

The Hathaway Bag by Beargrass Leather   Artisanal Leather Goods  Handmade in the USA

Well, this blog post was intended for March (Women's History Month) but, it doesn't mean it is any less relevant in April.  Our Hathaway bag was named for one of the trailblazers of Montana History: Maggie Smith Hathaway.  Maggie traveled thousands of miles advocating for women's suffrage.  On November 3, 1914 women received the right to vote.  Only two years later Jeannette Rankin was elected to Congress.  Emma Ingalls and Maggie Smith Hathaway were elected to the House of Representatives.  As I researched Montana's Women's history, I found that Maggie racked up a couple of nicknames.  During her time trailblazing for women's suffrage she was called Maggie "Whirlwind" Hathaway.  After she became a legislator she was called "Mrs. Has-her-way" for her persuasive prowess.  She is a woman to remember.  A woman to tell stories about.  So we're honoring her by naming our bag the "Hathaway".  

It's a smart bag for a trailblazer of a woman.  Its made of a gingerbread brown pull-up bison leather that durable and full of character.  An inside pockets can hold your cell or keys or other quick reach moments you don't want sliding around the bottom.  A turn lock closure keeps everything safe and securely shut in.  The top handle is great for a classic look and lower arm/hand carry.  The long crossbody strap clips to two D-rings on the back for over the body/shoulder carrying.  The sides are pinched in with a snap button.  You can easily unsnap and expand.  This bag also has loads of room for all your daily essentials plus space too add some treasures.  This is just another beautiful piece of Montana made finery with a name of one of our finest persons.

Indulge in some more history at www.montanawomenshistory.

 Newspaper supporting Hathaway's run for office.

Newspaper supporting Hathaway's run for office.

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