Pioneering Botanist

Pioneering Botanist

Sara Plummer Lemmon Botanist

When Sara Allen Plummer arrived in Santa Barbara in 1869, she was among the class of frontier women Susan A. Hallgarth calls “unwed, unreluctant, unrepentant.” But moving to the frontier was only the beginning of her work as a pioneer. In the years that followed, Sara would forge many trails and take on many roles: cultural founder, activist, groundbreaking botanist…

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