Rosa Smith Eigenmann
by Alexandra Bruce
Rosa Smith Eigenmann was born on October 7, 1858. She was born in Monmouth IL. She was born into a family with 9 kids, she was the youngest child. As a young woman she found little, pink, blind fish, six or seven inches long. When she was in her late teens she moved to Illinois to start a newspaper. She wasn't doing very well and decided to return to California, she settled in San Diego in 1876. Rosa attended a five week course in a business collage, she was one of the only two woman attending that school.