Virginia "Maud" Dunlap Duncan (1873-1958) (Pharmacist) Born in Fayetteville, AR, Ms. Duncan attended high school in Fort Smith and the University of Arkansas. She was the second woman in Arkansas to receive a Certificate of Registration for Pharmacy (1906). She was publisher of the weekly Winslow American. In 1925, Ms. Duncan was elected mayor of Winslow, AR and headed the “Petticoat Government” (an all-woman town council). www.arkansaswomen.org
Katharine Martha Houghton Hepburn (1878 – 1951) was an American feminist social reformer and a leader of the suffrage movement in the United States. Hepburn served as president of the Connecticut Woman's Suffrage Association before joining the National Woman's Party. Alongside Margaret Sanger, she co-founded the organization that would become Planned Parenthood. She was the mother of Katharine Hepburn.
Inspirational Irena Sendler- she saved 2500 babies and children during the holocaust. When she was discovered the nazis broke both of her legs and feet. She still lived to be a joyful 98. God bless her.
Jenny Eakin Delony Rice (1866-1949) (Artist) Born in Washington, Arkansas, Ms. Delony was a suffragette and artist. In 1904, she was chosen by the U.S. Suffrage Council to represent American women as an exhibitor at the International Council of Women in Berlin. Ms. Delony was the first female artist from Arkansas to rise to national and international prominence as a painter. She was one of the first woman to exhibit at the National Academy of Art. www.arkansaswomen.org
One historian believes that this 19th-century Deputy U.S. Marshal, an Arkansas slave named Bass Reeves, was the real-life inspiration for the Lone Ranger. In his book on Reeves, Art Burton points to similarities such as their gray horses, penchant for disguises, use of American Indian trackers, and unusual calling cards.