City: Appleton

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Lorena Hickok

Lorena "Hick" Hickok was a journalist during the U.S. Great Depression and a close friend of First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt.
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Edna Ferber

Edna Ferber was a short story writer, playwright, and Pulitzer Prize–winning novelist who portrayed strong women characters.
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Mee Moua

Mee Moua was the first Hmong American to be elected to a state legislature in the U.S.
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Ellen Kort

Ellen Kort was Wisconsin’s first poet laureate.