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Saturday, October 16, 2021

Muscatine Women of Influence and Inspiration

      Susan Fitch Stone 1858-1930

      “Miss Stone was a leader of the women of her generation. She was one of the first women in Iowa to take over the...

      May Hoopes 1861-1944

      Iowa’s first female Master Farmer, May Hoopes was also the first woman to receive an honorary degree in agriculture from what would eventually become...

      Sebastiana “Anna” Sanchez 1875-1959

      This series has featured Muscatine women born prior to 1920 when women won the right to vote. All along, we hoped to find and...

      Willetta Strahan 1883-1974

      Willetta Strahan, who came to Muscatine in 1929 to become the first dean of the new junior college, had a passion for learning, and...

      Anna Christensen Opel 1884-1978

      Anna Opel had a prolific presence in the garden world and in Muscatine for over 40 years, from the mid 1930’s until her death...

      Ora Pearl McGill 1894-1924

      Muscatine Women of Influence and Inspiration work to celebrate the contributions women in Muscatine have made to the community, and women gaining the right to vote 100 years ago in 1920. Muscatine Women of Influence and Inspiration will publish one article on exceptional local women each month throughout 2020. Jean Clark, Kristine Conlon, Cindi Kautz, Jacque McCoy, Sharon Savage, and Mary Wildermuth, along with support from the community, have organized this project.

      Opal Tanner 1902-1977

      Miss Tanner! I found her elegant but dreadfully intimidating when I was young. Sheila Chaudoin agrees. "I remember as a child coming to the...

      Helen Bamford 1902-1994

      Many residents of Muscatine and outlying areas will remember Helen Bamford. She owned her own photography studio in Muscatine for several years, specializing in...

      Catherine Roxana Miller 1908-2008

      Catherine Roxana Miller (1908-2008) was a global citizen, progressive educator, and social activist. To honor her and her passion for global education, the Stanley...

      Aldeen Davis 1916-2000

      Muscatine Mayor Dick O’Brien declared January 14, 2001, Aldeen Davis Day to celebrate one of the city’s leading African American citizens. Aldeen has been...

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