History & Her Story: My Great-Grandmother the Entrepreneur

I’ve always grown up knowing that my great-grandmother was a trail-blazing woman with an indomitable entrepreneurial spirit.  On May 20th, the Texas Historical Commission  recognized my great-grandmother’s achievements with a historical marker. The year women got the right to vote, my great-grandmother, Anna Ripps, started her grocery store business in Poteet, Texas.

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Anna C. Ripps, founder of Prospect Hill Grocery.  Photo courtesy of Judith Hooge

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