The New Hampshire Womenâ€™s Heritage Trail and the New Hampshire Womenâ€™s Foundation celebrated Womenâ€™s History Month by announcing the first twenty-seven inductees to the New Hampshire Womenâ€™s Heritage Trail. In 2008 the NH Commission on the Status of Women created the Womenâ€™s Heritage Trail with the mission to â€œgive visible recognition to the historic women of New Hampshire and celebrate their significant contributions to the life and culture of the state since its founding.â€A call for nominations was sent throughout the state, and for the past seven years considerable research was conducted into the lives of those recommended for this honor. Newportâ€™s Sarah J. Hale was nominated by the Richards Free Library, and selected for her literary work, editorship of Godeyâ€™s Ladyâ€™s Book, and her fight for higher education, better medical care and higher wages for women. A list of all women on the Heritage Trail can be found at http://nhwomensheritagetrail.org/.
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