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Dr. Mary Walker statue dedication to be held

The dedication of the Dr. Mary E. Walker statue will be Saturday, May 12 at 10 a.m. in front of the Oswego Town Hall at 2320 Co. Rte. 7. The event is free and open to the public.

“This occasion is going to be a memorable one in town history,” said Oswego Town Clerk Theresa Cooper. “The dedication of this statue in memory of Dr. Mary Walker has been envisioned for many years now and the day has finally come. We encourage anyone interested in the life and times of Dr. Walker to attend this special event”

Dr. Walker was a pioneer female physician who earned her medical degree from Syracuse Medical College in 1855. She was a leader in the 19th century dress reform movement and a staunch advocate of civil rights and equality for all.

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