Asheville
Urban Trail

Station #6 - Elizabeth Blackwell

Elizabeth Blackwell
 
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A bench with a bower of medicinal herbs (created by Joe Miller) honors Asheville resident Elizabeth Blackwell, remarkably the first female in the country to receive a medical degree, beginning her studies here.  She founded the world’s first four-year medical college for women and established the New York Infirmary for Women and Children in 1857.

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