The Past is Present: 3 Women of Libertyville

It is Women’s History Month and when it comes to Libertyville history there is no shortage of inspiring women who have lived and served in this town to make it what it is today.

Our local history librarian Jenny Barry is back for a special edition of The Past is Present, highlighting 3 such women.

  • Dr. Getta Sweeting
  • Hattie Boehm
  • JoAnn Eckmann

 

 

FURTHER READING ON SHELF LIFE

Clara Colby – the first woman to vote in Illinois in 1913.

The second woman to vote in Illinois

The Woman’s Land Army of America in Libertyville during WWI.

One thought on “The Past is Present: 3 Women of Libertyville

  1. Thanks for posting. I remember Mrs Eckman being mayor because I was in school with her son Chris. How sad that none of them still live here.

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