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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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Charlotte White
Jane C. Waters
Valentina Almeida
Alice Howland Macomber
Juan Bennett Drummond
Dora Bastarache
Archangela Fortes
Florence Eastman
Emily Noyes Vanderpoel
Minna Littmann
Elizabeth Carter Brooks
Caroline Leonard Goodenough
Mary Santos Barros
Mary Rotch
Alberta Mae Knox
Hetty Green
Mary Schwartz
Emily Howland Bourne
Tryne Costa
Geraldine Gomes
Cara Leland Rogers
Rita Lopes
Jennie Horne
Lena Britto
Ellen Kempton
Shirley Bernice Cohen
Harriet Jacobs
Jane Jackson
Cordelia Vien
Mary B. Montrond
Eloise Solomon Pina
Theodosia Chase
Eliza Bierstadt
Sylvia Ann Howland Green Wilks
Helen Worthing Webster
Louise E. Strongman
Eulalia Mendes
Nancy Holt
Rubye Haffer Finger
Marie A. Nelson
Helen Elizabeth Ellis
Rosamond Guinn
Anna Elizabeth White
Marian Shaw Smith
Emma Louise Piper
Sylvia Finger
Awashonks
Amelia Piper
Clementina “Tina” Ponte
Mary T. Vermette
Florence Waite
Rosetta Douglass
Lydia Grinnell Brown
Rosalind Poll Brooker
Mabel Knipe
Zoe Alysse Washington Fabio
Phebe Hart Mendall
Elizabeth Payson Prentiss
Sister Aurora Helena Avelar
Rosemary S. Tierney
Sue Wong van Wiggeren
Sister Rosellen Gallogly
Maria (Maja) Capek
Belmira Nunes
Elizabeth Terry Delano
Nora Ouimette Duprey
Lillian B. Lamoureux
Maria Alves
Harriet Didriksen
Elizabeth Taber
Rebecca L. H. Taber
Lillian Ross
Theresa Dougall
Deborah Weston
Elizabeth Atwood Lawrence
Huybertie Hamlin
Ada Woolley Sullivan
Margaret Ryckebusch
Alice Virginia Bradford Tobey Jones
Loretta Bourque
Suzanne Marjorie Stockard Underwood
Rachel Howland
Mary Ann Hathaway Tripp
Emma Hall
Mary J. “Polly” Johnson
Gratia Montgomery
Aurélia Benoît Lebeau
Mercy Etta Baker
Ruth S. Atkinson
Josephine Teixeira
Mary Hall Leonard
Ida M. Eliot
Carrie Lee
Elizabeth Marble
Mary Ricketson Bullard
Elizabeth Piper Ensley
Kathleen Comiskey Roberts
Laura Keene
Martha Bailey Briggs
Ora Inge Maxim

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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