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First Lady Spotlights Little-Known Landmarks in Women’s History

In an effort to highlight the invaluable contributions of women to American civilization, Hillary Clinton’s “Save America’s Treasures” tour points attention to the lesser-known triumphs of extraordinary women.

“The last time I looked, women have comprised 50 percent of our population,” Mrs. Clinton said Tuesday in Lenox, Mass.” As we look at the full range of the American experience, we need to remember women like Harriet Tubman or Kate Mullany and those that gathered at Seneca Falls.”

Most of the historic housing on the tour is in disrepair and is in danger of being lost forever. Author Edith Wharton’s home is one of the few National Historic Landmarks that honors women’s history. Wharton was the first woman to win the Pulitzer Prize. Standing on the doorstep of Wharton’s self-designed home, Clinton hailed it as a “symbol of what a woman could do on her own.”

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AP - July 15, 1998

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