A book project to document famous female firsts in Washington County is being revived.
It's been three years since the Washington County Commission for Women first solicited nominations from the public. The commission wanted to find out who the first women were in various professional roles, from politicians to writers to musicians.
There were no set categories.
Catherine Cushwa Schoen, the commission's chairwoman at the time, created a rough list of 50 professions that she wanted to document. Still, people could suggest their own if they knew of the woman who was the pioneer in that field.
About 40 nominations came in.
Some had documentation, including news stories, letters and photos.
Others were more vague and less certain. One nominator put a question mark next to his or her suggestion.
Schoen hoped the names could be turned into a book or pamphlet.
But, for a while, little happened.