Photo credit: PBS via the City of Yelm
– From the City of Yelm Tweet:
“128 years ago [August 10th], a teacher and resident of Yelm, WA named Fay Fuller became the first woman known to summit Mount Rainier. She defied expectations, inspiring other women to pursue daring feats.”
Click here for the Fay Fuller Day (Aug. 10th) Proclamation.
– “First woman to summit Mount Rainier reached peak 128 years ago [Aug. 10]”
“Fay Fuller accomplished a historic feat 128 years ago [Aug. 10], becoming the first recorded woman to summit Mount Rainier.”
“You may have seen Fay Peak in Mount Rainier National Park, but did you know it was named for the first recorded woman to summit Washington’s tallest mountain? That woman – Fay Fuller – is celebrated Friday on the 128th anniversary of her historic summit.
“In a Victorian era where women were expected to be corseted and stay in the home, historians say Fuller defied expectations, inspiring other women to pursue daring feats,” by Allison Sundell, KING 5-TV News, Seattle.