The Extraordinary Life of Natalie Scott

A decorated war hero, a celebrated newspaperwoman, an award winning playwright, a wilderness explorer, a Red Cross nurse, translator, teacher and social worker, Natalie Scott (Louisiana Research Collection Finding Aid)lived and worked among the poor and the war wounded on four continents. As a writer and columnist in New Orleans during the 1920s, she became a vital member of the literary/artistic/intellectual community of the French Quarter. Her close companions were some of the twentieth century’s most creative minds. She then moved to Taxco, Mexico in 1930. There she went on to create a school, develop a colony for artists, and help the residents of Taxco preserve their heritage. 

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