Wonderful Women Wednesday: Marion Stirling Pugh

Marion Stirling Pugh began her career with the Smithsonian in 1931 as a secretary for her future husband, Matthew Stirling, Chief of the Bureau of Ethnology. For the next 40 years, the couple studied Olmec culture and the connection to greater Mesoamerica and South America. Pugh served as the president of the Society of Women Geographers from 1960 to 1963 and from 1969 to 1972. #Groundbreaker