Giganotosaurus and Amargasaurus by Luis Rey
First Woman Member of the Minneapolis Gun Club
Nettie Shattuck aims at geese on Lake of the Isles. The photo, which accompanied a Minneapolis Tribune article about Shattuck on May 7, 1899, appears to be posed at the north bay of the Lake.
An accomplished markswoman, Shattuck was the first honorary woman member of the Minneapolis Gun Club. She won prize money in several trap-shooting tournaments including the 1899 Grand American Handicap Tournament in Elkwood, NJ. Her winnings of $36 were small compared to the enormous gain in her reputation.
Growing up, Nettie Shattuck (then Nettie Macomber) went to shooting galleries with her father. She didn’t begin shooting in the field until the early 1890s, after she married William P. Shattuck, a Minneapolis inventor. The Shattucks lived at 2125 Girard Ave South.
“An American Markswoman of Note,” Minneapolis Tribune, May 7, 1899
“Won New Glory: Mrs. W.P. Shattuck Took Second Prize at Canton,” Minneapolis Tribune, June 25, 1899.
Minneapolis City Directories: 1902 and 1906
Do I know you? Anyway, I would never subject someone I cared about to a romantic relationship with myself. Haha.
"There is only an infinitesimal chance that the plaque will ever be seen by a single extraterrestrial, but it will certainly be seen by billions of terrestrials. Its real function, therefore, is to appeal to and expand the human spirit,and to make contact with extraterrestrial intelligence a welcome expectation of mankind."
- B.M. Oliver, vice president of R&D for Hewlett-Packard, capturing the true essence behind the Voyager golden records.
Head over to Brain Pickings to read Maria’s wonderful summary of Carl Sagan’s Murmurs of Earth, the story behind the records. It’s got enough power to slingshot your curiosity well out into interstellar space. Best thing I’ve read all week.
“I’m just here for the gasoline.”
Miss Minnesota modeling a suit with the Minneapolis skyline in the background. (1938)