New Revelations about the “Mystery of Minerva” – Iron Game History – January, 2009

In Volume 1 Number 2 of Iron Game History, I published a biographical sketch of the early professional strongwoman known as Minerva.’ I used the sources available in that pre-internet era, which included a large number of articles on Minerva in The National Police Gazette, the articles I was able to find at that time in traditional contemporary newspapers, David Willoughby’s The Super Athletes, and the various mentions of Minerva’s exploits found in Strength & Health and Iron Man.