Waldron News
1 January 1976
The Scott County Bicentennial Committee Salutes:
Mary Lewis

In 1860 there were ten public schools within the present limits of Scott County. Among the list of persons presiding over these schools will be noted the name of one woman, Mary Lewis. She taught school at Lewis Prairie as early as 1855. In view of the modern feminist movement and the increasingly large share that women are playing in public life of the county, the name of this woman teacher stands out prominent. Mary Lewis was the county's first public woman. Happy Birthday Scott County. Happy Birthday U.S.A.

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