Dozens of proud family members clustered around the southwest corner of the Barren County Courthouse lawn on Saturday, glad that the stories they’d heard all their lives about two special women were now being summarized and posted for all to see.
After the accomplishments of pioneering aviatrix Willa Brown Chappell and local education leader Nettie Bayless Courts Depp were summarized and lauded in speeches, historical markers honoring each of them were unveiled.
Glasgow Business & Professional Women’s Club raised $5,000 over the course of six months to be able to sponsor getting the markers erected, with Betty Driver and Becky Barrick spearheading the effort as co-chairs of the Distinguished Women Committee.
Driver said these markers were setting precedents because no other markers in the county honored women.
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