Lillian Carisle West's professional name, L. C. West, graced the masthead of the weekly Panama City Pilot from 1917 to 1937. She also managed or edited two other local papers, the St. Andrews Bay News and Lynn Haven Free Press, during part of this period, and she operated the Gulf Coast Development Company and the Panama City Publishing Company. Thus, for almost two decades, Mrs. West successfully assumed a leadership position generally reserved only for the male sex by the society of her time. How she managed to accomplish this feat in a small southern town where women’s struggle for equality was not widely accepted is a question of some merit.
Loftin, Bernadette K.
"A Woman Liberated: Lillian C. West, Editor,"
Florida Historical Quarterly: Vol. 52:
4, Article 5.
Available at: https://stars.library.ucf.edu/fhq/vol52/iss4/5