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The Drexel H. Foundation will be Celebrating the Women who shaped our Community. This event will be held March 8th 2024 on International Woman’s Day.
The Drexel Foundation created an outdoor permanent display celebrating the women who shaped our community throughout history. It highlights women who were strong, resourceful, and forgiving in the early Malheur County region. It honors one of those women indigenous to our community, Sarah Winnemucca, as well as one of the pioneer women who walked the Oregon Trail to Vale with the wagon trains, Mary Susie Jensen, and honors the Japanese women who were relocated to the Malheur County internment camp in the Nyssa area or moved
here after the Second World War. The ribbon cutting is 5:00-5:15 at the Grand Opera House 147 Main Street Vale.
Also as part of this celebration, a film will be held at the Rex Theater 240 A Street Vale at 5:30pm. The film is a heritage film documentary called All We Didn’t Do : About an East Coast illustrator Mary Hallock Foote adjusting to life as a pioneer woman on the Oregon Trail.”
Discussions with the women behind this heritage film, Rochelle Smith Boise filmmaker and author Stacey Guill will take place after the 25-minute film.“All We didn’t do” is based on the historical book by Stacey Guill PHD about Mary Hallock Foote who was an author, an illustrator for Tennyson, Longfellow, Louisa May Alcott, and many other famous authors. Wallace Stegner won a Pulitzer Prize for “Angle of Repose” a book based upon her and her surveyor-engineer husband Authur Foote lives in this region. There is an
historical legacy marker near Boise’s Lucky Peak about this 1880-1890’s family.
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