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Lighting the Way – Historic Women of the South Coast tells the stories of commitment, determination and perseverance of women from a wide range of cultural and ethnic backgrounds.

“Women’s contributions have often been heard as whispers in history,” said Christina Bascom, the project’s designer. Spurred on by tales of a Petticoat Society, a group of women from throughout the community are bringing these stories to life on the SouthCoast. “We are unearthing remarkable stories of women’s personal callings that required grit, tenacity and enduring commitment to their families, community and country. These stories will inspire, motivate and inform generations to come.”

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Rosamond Guinn
Belmira Nunes
Alberta Simmons Brownell
Tryne Costa
Mary T. Vermette
Noelie Houle
Eulalia Mendes
Alberta Mae Knox
Lena Britto
Kathleen Comiskey Roberts
Mabel Knipe
Theodosia Chase
Elizabeth Carter Brooks
Rita Lopes
Lillian Ross
Cara Leland Rogers
Gladys Heuberger Sherman Ellis
Alice Howland Macomber
Eliza Bierstadt
Sarah Rotch Arnold
Awashonks
Margaret Ryckebusch
Clementina “Tina” Ponte
Sylvia Ann Howland Green Wilks
Emma Louise Piper
Carrie Lee
Caroline Leonard Goodenough
Elizabeth Taber
Ora Inge Maxim
Harriet Didriksen
Gratia Montgomery
Laura Keene
Suzanne Marjorie Stockard Underwood
Helen Worthing Webster
Anna Elizabeth White
Jennie Horne
Margaret Xifaras
Hope Atkinson
Maria (Maja) Capek
Helena de Kay Gilder
Elizabeth Leonard
Sister Aurora Helena Avelar
Mary Santos Barros
Florence Waite
Zoe Alysse Washington Fabio
Mary J. “Polly” Johnson
Lydia Grinnell Brown
Betsey B. Winslow
Loretta Bourque
Elizabeth Barstow Stoddard
Amelia Piper
Jane Jackson
Lillian B. Lamoureux
Nancy Holt
Marie A. Nelson
Cordelia Vien
Elizabeth Atwood Lawrence
Amelia Jones
Maria Alves
Ellen Kempton
Laurinda C. Andrade
Dineia Sylvia
Jane C. Waters
Minna Littmann
Rachel Howland
Rosetta Douglass
Ida M. Eliot
Charlotte White
Alice Virginia Bradford Tobey Jones
Sara Ann Delano
Martha Bailey Briggs
Mary Schwartz
Mary Hall Leonard
Annie Holmes Ricketson
Deborah Weston
Eloise Solomon Pina
Sylvia Finger
Mary Ricketson Bullard
Phebe Hart Mendall
Marie Equi
Valentina Almeida
Elizabeth Terry Delano
Emily Howland Bourne
Ruby Devol Finch
Juan Bennett Drummond
Martha Bush Gray
Sister Rosellen Gallogly
Helen Elizabeth Ellis
Aurélia Benoît Lebeau
Sarah R. Delano
Ora M. DeJesus
Sue Wong van Wiggeren
Rebecca L. H. Taber
Emma Hall
Harriet Jacobs
Hetty Green
Marial M. Harper
Edith Guerrier
Ada Woolley Sullivan
Elizabeth Payson Prentiss

Lighting the Way – Historic Women of the South Coast tells the stories of commitment, determination and perseverance of women from a wide range of cultural and ethnic backgrounds.

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