Two Juneau women to be admitted to Alaska Women's Hall of Fame

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JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - A trailblazing outdoorswoman and a marine biologist, both from Juneau, will be inducted into the Alaska Women's Hall of Fame.

The Juneau Empire reports Mary Lou King and the late Michelle Ridgway will be inducted into the Alaska Women's Hall of Fame this year as part of its 2018 class at a May 1 ceremony in Anchorage.

The 88-year-old King explored ocean floors, discovered a new species of whale and championed female-led science in Alaska. Ridgway, who died in January from injuries suffered in a single car crash in Juneau, cataloged Juneau's trails, rehabilitated birds and established a field-based education program that molded minds of decades of Juneau students.



 
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