Remarkable Women of the Pioneer Valley: Local History Resource
Remarkable Women of the Pioneer Valley
A Pioneer Valley History Network Resource
Most Western MA kids probably know that Theodore Seuss Geisel is from Springfield and that Norman Rockwell lived in Stockbridge. But do they know about Catherine Howard Mary Dole? Probably not. The Pioneer Valley History Network has established “Remarkable Women of the Pioneer Valley,” a website that offers biographical information on local important women. This page is a great resource for students learning about local history, as it describes the establishment of many places that continue to be important today (Smith and Mt. Holyoke Colleges, for example) and teaches children about the important role that women have played within the development of local industry and culture. The page is located at pvhn2.wordpress.com. Check it out!