Lucy A. Stevenson

‘We Trust in God, but Sell for Cash’: Successful Turn-of-the-Century Dressmaker, Businesswoman Subject of WSU Exhibit

PULLMAN, Wash.—Lucy A. Stevenson would have been considered a woman ahead of her time for owning a dress- and hat-making business in 1901. That she started the business at age 60 in turn-of-the-century Issaquah, Wash., put her in the ranks of women making history in even rural corners of the world.