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Women’s History Month had its origins as a national celebration in 1981 when Congress requested the President to proclaim the week beginning March 7, 1982 as “Women’s History Week.” Since 1995, presidents have issued a series of annual proclamations designating the month of March as “Women’s History Month.” These proclamations celebrate the contributions women have made to the United States and recognize the specific achievements women have made over the course of American history in a variety of fields.

Who are the women of Wichita County you would nominate as the most influential, most amazing, most significant, most noteworthy, or most striking? There are many whose accomplishments are well documented and so many that have gone unnoticed. Rebecca Trammell and Elizabeth Hawley’s work-in-progress, Women of Wichita County, focuses on both those known and unknown. Please help them find the unknown and unnoticed women whose stories should be told. Contact them through the Wichita County Archives, 940-763-0020 or

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