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$1M? Hahaha that's an obscene amount of money for 1929. No way her net worth was ever more than $10k.
No it was $1 million. I'll link a TIME magazine article from Nov. 1929 on Miss Shotwell.
Miss Shotwell's holdings were in the fadscan favs of her day, including Montgomery Ward, the catalog analog of today's Amazon.http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,738065,00.html