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Celebrating Our Heroines

The Walk of the Heroines honors the women who have made a difference in our lives. Use this site to learn more about them and the common threads which unite them across time, place, and culture. Search the walk

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Ruth Bakke

Born in Norway Valley, Alberta, in 1918, Ruth A. Bakke was the seventh of ten children. She learned to share as an infant when her nine day old...

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