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Jane Little Botkin

Jane (Janie) Little Botkin is a retired teacher turned historical investigator and author.  After 
graduating from the University of Texas at El Paso with a BA in English, Botkin taught high school students for thirty years and supervised fifteen volumes of the student publication, A History of Dripping Springs and Hays County (1993-2008), a valuable historical resource for Texas researchers.  In 2008 the Texas State Legislature honored her career in education by formal resolution. In post-retirement, Botkin continues to write about and participate in local historic preservation, dividing her time between communities in the Texas Hill Country and New Mexico’s White Mountain Wilderness. Her first non-fiction release, Frank Little and the IWW: The Blood That Stained an American Family (University of Oklahoma Press 2017), chronicles Botkin’s great-granduncle, a member of the Industrial Workers of the World lynched for his words in 1917. Botkin is currently working on her second book, Jane Street: Denver’s Sacred Thirty-Six and the Housemaid Rebellion. For more information visit www.franklittleandtheiww.net.