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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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Dora Bastarache
Mary Hudson Onley
Mary Ann Hathaway Tripp
Elizabeth Leonard
Huybertie Hamlin
Mary J. “Polly” Johnson
Eleanor W. Morton
Ada Woolley Sullivan
Deborah Weston
Sarah R. Delano
Emily Howland Bourne
Valentina Almeida
Marian Shaw Smith
Pauline Meyer Colyar
Maria Alves
Sister Aurora Helena Avelar
Cara Leland Rogers
Frances Eliot Gifford
Kathleen Comiskey Roberts
Lillian Ross
Alberta Simmons Brownell
Rubye Haffer Finger
Mary Santos Barros
Lillian B. Lamoureux
Cornelia Grinnell
Anna Elizabeth White
Elizabeth Piper Ensley
Alice Howland Macomber
Marie Equi
Flora B. Peirce
Cecil Clark Davis
Mabel Knipe
Eulalia Mendes
Annie Holmes Ricketson
Mary T. Vermette
Eliza Bierstadt
Josephine Teixeira
Laura Keene
Martha Bush Gray
Bertha Cohen
Lena Britto
Lillian Lorraine Yonally
Harriet Jacobs
Loretta Bourque
Elizabeth Taber
Elizabeth Atwood Lawrence
Elizabeth Payson Prentiss
Caroline Leonard Goodenough
Rebecca L. H. Taber
Cordelia Vien
Elizabeth Terry Delano
Theodosia Chase
Elizabeth Carter Brooks
Carol Haney
Minna Littmann
Mary Elizabeth Hartley
Laurinda C. Andrade
Mary Ann Flanagan Hayden
Sarah Rotch Arnold
Lydia Grinnell Brown
Emma Hall
Margaret Ryckebusch
Jane Jackson
Ellen Kempton
Louise E. Strongman
Alice Virginia Bradford Tobey Jones
Awashonks
Shirley Bernice Cohen
Consuelo M. Sousa
Mary Ricketson Bullard
Carrie Lee
Belmira Nunes
Zoe Alysse Washington Fabio
Rosemary S. Tierney
Gladys Heuberger Sherman Ellis
Mercy Etta Baker
Rachel Howland
Marie A. Nelson
Sister Rosellen Gallogly
Edith Guerrier
Rosetta Douglass
Dineia Sylvia
Alberta Mae Knox
Noelie Houle
Helen Elizabeth Ellis
Mary B. Montrond
Charlotte White
Mary Schwartz
Weetamoo
Sylvia Finger
Maria (Maja) Capek
Jane C. Waters
Elizabeth Marble
Florence Eastman
Aurélia Benoît Lebeau
Mary A. Smith
Anna Murray Douglass
Betsey B. Winslow
Clementina “Tina” Ponte
Rosalind Poll Brooker

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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