The Entrepreneur: Estelle True-Nell

Estelle True-Nell
Every line of her countenance denotes force of character. She is of medium height and well formed. Her hair is jet black, her eyes deep and piercing. She wears gold bowed glasses. In conversation she is quick and snappy. She wears a number of rings and large gold circlet ear rings.
- Kansas City Star, 23 August 1896.

Estelle True-Nell was a remarkable woman. When faced with a need to support herself and her five children in the late 19th century, Estelle chose a path not many followed. She reinvented herself several times throughout a life and career that defied social norms.