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"Katherine Stoneman (1841-1925) was born into a male-dominated world, but by the end of her career she had broken barriers and changed the legal profession. Stoneman was the first woman admitted to practice law in the State of New York, the first woman to graduate from Union University's Albany Law School as well as the first woman to receive a bachelor's degree from any department of that university. She was also a leader in the New York Suffrage movement and had great interest in the temperance and peace league movements."

To read the rest of this story by Joni Blackman, see page 54 of the Spring 2010 Heritage Magazine. Subscribe now!

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"...Headquartered in Niagara Falls, New York for much of its history, the Spirella Corset Company revolutionized the foundation garment industry while it proved an innovator in employee opportunity and relations."

To view the rest of this story by Douglas W. DeCroix, see page 62 in the Spring 2010 Heritage Magazine. Subscribe now!

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