A short test of your York County, Pa., women’s history knowledge, Part II
Former Chief County Detective Becky Downing, shown here in her 1997 York City Police trading card, was a pioneering police officer. She’s also an answer to this year’s women’s history quiz. Background posts: World War II propaganda posters raised spirits, women’s wrath and York County WWII nurse: ‘You know, it was the biggest war ever, and they needed nurses’ and
A short test of your women’s history knowledge, Part I.
March is Women’s History Month, and to get folks warmed up, here is a quiz about female pioneers in York County. (Answers below.)
Who was the first …
1. First Latino city school board president?
2. First Latino school board member?
3. First appointed female mayor of York?
4. First elected female mayor of York?
5. Pioneering city female police officer?
6. First black elected York County row officer?
7. First female county commissioner?
8. First female York County Common Pleas Court judge?
9. First female state legislator?
10. First black homecoming queen, William Penn High School?
1. Jeanette Torres
2. Vilma Garcia-Jones
3. Jessie M. Gross
4. Elizabeth Marshall
5. Becky Downing (See photo above).
6. Mattie Chapman, prothonotary
7. Lorraine Hovis
8. Sheryl Dorney
9. Jane Alexander
10. Linda Woodward
For a list of other “firsts,” click here.