On this day, November 9, 1847, Mary Hallock Foote born Milton-on-the-Hudson, New York. After studying at Cooper Union in New York, Mary Hallock began illustrating for a publisher Fields, Osgood,and Co., and for Harper’s. She married Arthur Foote, a mining engineer, and moved west with him. Out west she recorded her travels and experiences and sent them east for publication in Century’s along with her illustrations. She also wrote and illustrated some novels.