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Sarah Powers Bradish

Sarah Powers Bradish (1867–1922) was an American writer. She is known for her textbook "Old Norse Stories," published in 1900,[1] and a memoir titled "... Stories of Country Life."

Sarah Powers Bradish
Sarah E. Powers

Alma materRipon College, (B. A., 1871)
OccupationWriter, temperance activist
Known forWriting on Norse mythology
Spouse(s)James H. Bradish
ChildrenBertha and Herman
Parent(s)Moses H. Powers of Green Lake, Wisconsin

Sarah Powers Bradish is also known for her service as Wisconsin State Secretary of the Woman's Christian Temperance Union.

She was a graduate of Ripon College and traveled extensively in Europe. She traveled in England and France from 1872–73. She resided in Dartford, Wisconsin from 1873–74; in Ripon, Wisconsin from 1874–75; and in Minneapolis, Minnesota from 1875–94.[2]

Her husband, James H. Bradish, also attended Ripon College. He became assistant general solicitor of the Minneapolis, St. Paul & Sault Ste. Marie Railroad Company, and a Minneapolis alderman. The couple had two children, Bertha and Herman.[3]


  • Bradish, Sarah Powers (1900). Old Norse stories. New York: American Book Company. Retrieved October 24, 2013.
  • Bradish, Sarah Powers (1901). ... Stories of country life. New York: American Book Company. Retrieved October 24, 2013.


  1. ^ Sarah Powers Bradish (1900). Old Norse Stories. American Book Company (at Google Books). Retrieved January 12, 2013.
  2. ^ Ripon College. General catalogue of Ripon College, 1851 to 1894. p. 21. Retrieved October 24, 2013.
  3. ^ "James H. Bradish". Progressive Men of Minnesota. pp. 478–479. Retrieved October 24, 2013.