women http://wgcu.org en MAKERS: Women Who Made Southwest Florida http://wgcu.org/post/makers-women-who-made-southwest-florida <p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">At the turn of </span>20<sup>th</sup><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> century, Southwest Florida was still considered very much of a frontier. </span><strong style="line-height: 1.5;"><em>MAKERS: Women who Made Southwest Florida</em></strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> explores the hardy female pioneers who came to this region, determined to carve a community out of the wilds. Some – like Mina Edison – emerged from the shadows of more famous husbands to leave an indelible mark. Others – like Deaconess Harriet </span>Bedell<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, Bernice Russell and Mother Perry – bridged racial divides. Discover how such strong, capable – and often overlooked – women laid the groundwork for the Southwest Florida of today</span><strong style="line-height: 1.5;"><em>.</em></strong></p><p><strong>Producer:<em> </em></strong>Janina Birtolo</p><p></p><p> Mon, 25 Feb 2013 13:59:30 +0000 22 at http://wgcu.org MAKERS: Women Who Made Southwest Florida