Early women in Mason City achieved some remarkable things. From the pioneers who helped build the city to those who obtained comfortable lifestyles, they guarded livestock, helped build log cabins and taught school. Later, women instigated city cleanup, insisted on public restrooms, presided over banks, and fought for their right to vote. One ran the first light company while others were doctors and nurses. School board members and county recorders, even before they could vote for themselves, were women. They built the library, the Y.W.C.A., an Eastern Star home, and donated liberally to their community.
Read the stories of 50 of these extraordinary women in the book Amazing Women of Early Mason City. Representing over five years of intensive research, the book contains many illustrations and many new historical details. 219 pages/color. Written by former Wright on the Park Executive Director, Patricia Schultz.