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Photograph Of Anna Elizabeth White - Face Of Woman With Short White Hair Wearing A Dark Top And A Multi-stranded Pearl Necklace.

Anna Elizabeth White

Much of the history of Rochester that we have access to today is due to the efforts of local historian Anna Elizabeth White (1927-2017).
Elizabeth Leonard

Elizabeth Leonard

Philanthropist Elizabeth Leonard (1823-1901) left an insightful legacy to the town of Rochester. In 1876, she donated money for the first Rochester Free Public Library.
Photo Of Mary Hall Leonard

Mary Hall Leonard

Rochester’s Mary Hall Leonard (1847-1921) graduated from Bridgewater Normal School in 1867 and was soon hired as an instructor there, where she trained students to be teachers.
Photo Of Entrepreneur Lena Britto

Lena Britto

Born and raised in Rochester, entrepreneur and activist Lena Britto (1921-2007) owned and operated Van-Lee Beauty Salon in East Wareham for over 18 years.
Photograph Of Caroline Leonard Goodenough - Woman With Pixie Cut Light Hair And A Plaid Kerchief Tide Around Her Neck.

Caroline Leonard Goodenough

Rochester’s Caroline Leonard Goodenough (1856-1946) and her husband spent 35 years as missionaries to the Zulus in Africa.
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