By Frances Copeland Stickles

the tale of a notable girl and, via her, a desirable slice of yankee background. Born in 1868 right into a well known Hartford, Connecticut, relatives, Mary Shipman was once raised within the refined East -- yet together with her 1896 marriage to Stephen Penrose, a Congregational minister and president of the fledgling Whitman collage, she devoted herself to a lifestyles in what used to be nonetheless the western frontier. In small-town Walla Walla within the wheatlands of southeastern Washington, Mary raised six young children, assisted her husband as he led Whitman collage to a spot of nationwide prominence between liberal arts faculties, served as a countrywide chief of the YWCA stream because it labored vigorously to empower American girls, and dedicated herself to varied neighborhood civic efforts that gain the voters of Walla Walla to this day.

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