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Women's History Wednesday: Spotlight - Stephanie Clara Pohle

Stephanie Clara Pohle was the daughter of German immigrants Rev. Eduard Herman and Elizabeth Jennie Sachse Pohle. She was the sixth of the Pohle’s eleven children born in Philadelphia. Stephanie was a graduate of the then German Hospital (we know it better as Lankenau today) 1912. She was hired as a private duty nurse. Stephanie must have wanted to be more involved with patients, since she went to work at a private hospital in Philadelphia. There must have been signs of greatness in the young nurse, as she was given a supervisory position almost immediately. Stephanie also demonstrated a talent for surgery and was trained under Dr. John B. Deaver at the German Hospital. When the

Women's History Wednesday: Spotlight - Katharine Drexel

Katharine Drexel's story certainly is unlike any other. Born in 1858 to one of Philadelphia's wealthiest and most prominent families, the heiress and society girl shocked her family and the nation when she became a Roman Catholic nun and social activist at age 31. Using her inheritance of $7 million (about $180 million in today's currency), she spent the next 60 years and an estimated $20 million building missions, schools and churches for Native Americans and African-Americans. She was known as the worlds wealthiest nun, and the only nun to found a university: Xavier University of Louisiana, the only historically black college or university that is Catholic

Saving Hallowed Ground at 58th Veterans Parade in Media, Pa

The Saving Hallowed Ground WW1 Memorial Flag was carried by the Delaware County WW1 Centennial Committee, Sun Valley ROTC, and residents of Delaware County Pennsylvania in the 58th Veterans Parade in Media, PA. Thank you to all who came and participated and made the 58th Veterans Parade a huge success.

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