Feisty Females: Doc Susie

DocSusie2They called her “Doc Susie” and it has been said that the 1990’s television show Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman was in part based on the life of Dr. Susan Anderson, a one-of-a-kind frontier doctor.

Susan Anderson was born January 29, 1870 in Monroeville, Indiana and her brother John was born two years later in 1872.  The family later migrated to Wichita, Kansas where Susan graduated from high school in 1891 after having taught grammar school from 1885 to 1887 (her father wanted her to delay high school so she could attend with her brother).

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