The Kalamazoo Ladies’ Library Association charted new territory for women’s organizations.
Maggie Walz became the “Jane Addams of Northern Michigan,” helping her fellow Finns assimilate into American society.
In 1912, Michigan native Harriet Quimby became the first woman to fly solo across the English Channel.
Marion “Babe” Weyant of Lansing, Michigan loved airplanes. Pilots called her “Babe,” certainly a name that evoked her youth and petite stature, but failed to capture her determination.
Dr. Pearl Kendrick (1890-1980) and Dr. Grace Eldering (1900-1988) developed the first successful whooping cough vaccine in 1938. It virtually eliminated all fatalities from the disease.
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