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Sarah Josepha Hale

(1788 - 1879)

One of America's first
woman editors. Hale
greatly increased
subscriptions to Godye's
Lady's Book
in her four
decades as editor. She
successfully promoted a
national Thanksgiving
Day to President Lincoln.
the author and women's
advocate lived here.

Also the author of the nursery rhyme "Mary Had a Little Lamb," according to Wikipedia.

 Submitted by Jen Dionisio

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