Situated at the mouth of the Connecticut River, OldSaybrook has been home to generations of remarkable women. The women of thisquintessentially New England town have faced and overcome overwhelmingadversity to leave indelible marks on their town and its history. KatharineHoughton Hepburn, mother of the legendary actress Katharine Hepburn, organizedthe Hartford Political Equality League to battle for women’s right to vote. AnnaLouise James fought to become the first black female pharmacist in Connecticut,and she took care of her community, serving them medicine as well as ice creamsodas at James Pharmacy. There is also local restaurateur Steffie Walters, who afteremigrating from Austria remained at the helm of the much-loved shore eatery Dockand Dine for eleven years. Historian Tedd Levy chronicles the achievements ofthese extraordinary women who broke barriers, changed their communities andexpanded opportunities for future generations.
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