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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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Florence Waite
Marial M. Harper
Mary T. Vermette
Elizabeth Taber
Lillian Ross
Mary Hall Leonard
Eulalia Mendes
Tryne Costa
Alice Howland Macomber
Aurélia Benoît Lebeau
Alice Virginia Bradford Tobey Jones
Laura Keene
Maria (Maja) Capek
Ora Inge Maxim
Caroline Leonard Goodenough
Lillian B. Lamoureux
Anna Murray Douglass
Ida M. Eliot
Cordelia Vien
Sister Rosellen Gallogly
Martha Bailey Briggs
Shirley Bernice Cohen
Elizabeth Terry Delano
Harriet Didriksen
Frances Eliot Gifford
Mabel Knipe
Alberta Simmons Brownell
Sara Ann Delano
Mary Stanley
Geraldine Gomes
Mary Ann Flanagan Hayden
Charlotte White
Hope Atkinson
Rubye Haffer Finger
Mary Ricketson Bullard
Belmira Nunes
Margaret Ryckebusch
Elizabeth Payson Prentiss
Rosetta Douglass
Elizabeth Leonard
Sylvia Ann Howland Green Wilks
Elizabeth Piper Ensley
Margaret Xifaras
Sylvia Finger
Josephine Teixeira
Nora Ouimette Duprey
Noelie Houle
Mary Rotch
Clementina “Tina” Ponte
Mercy Etta Baker
Elizabeth Marble
Lydia Grinnell Brown
Elizabeth Barstow Stoddard
Anna Elizabeth White
Mary Schwartz
Sylvia Ann Howland
Amelia Jones
Annie Holmes Ricketson
Marie Equi
Eloise Solomon Pina
Cecil Clark Davis
Mary Elizabeth Hartley
Elizabeth Atwood Lawrence
Suzanne Marjorie Stockard Underwood
Cornelia Grinnell
Harriet Jacobs
Florence Eastman
Ruby Devol Finch
Jane C. Waters
Juan Bennett Drummond
Carol Haney
Edith Guerrier
Jane Jackson
Jennie Horne
Sarah R. Delano
Bertha Cohen
Gladys Heuberger Sherman Ellis
Zoe Alysse Washington Fabio
Ora M. DeJesus
Theodosia Chase
Louise E. Strongman
Mary Santos Barros
Kathleen Comiskey Roberts
Deborah Weston
Rosamond Guinn
Rita Lopes
Laurinda C. Andrade
Dora Bastarache
Sarah D. Ottiwell
Rachel Howland
Sister Aurora Helena Avelar
Theresa Dougall
Loretta Bourque
Carrie Lee
Minna Littmann
Maria Alves
Hetty Green
Amelia Piper
Phebe Hart Mendall
Alberta Mae Knox

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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