It is noteworthy, though, that both women had fathers who worked in the mines.Another issue: was this marriage really "all a prank"?This purpose of this project is to commemorate and honor lost womyn's space--both ancient and modern.This can mean anything from lost women's colleges and schools, to lesbian bars and clubs. Columbus, Kansas is not an all-woman town--not then, not now.A whirlwind courtship and the trip to the judge's office followed. When the chief of police heard the story he ordered her to don female attire or leave town.She was employed as a clerk in a shoe store, but she gave up the job, kept her trousers and left town with Miss Fowler, who had come here to consult her.
That certainly sounds more like serious devotion than than a prank.
As a matter of fact, they pretty much treated them like dirt--but what the hell.
We're gonna celebrate this marriage and the role that Columbus, Kansas played in it anyway.
(Frankly, I suspect that she knew perfectly well that Alice/George was a woman all along.)As for the annulment.
There is no sense here that these parties were annuling the marriage because it had been a sham or a "prank" that they were glad to put behind them.