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Lola G. Baldwin

  • Aired: 05/15/2008
  • 28:57
  • Rating: TV-G
On April 1, 1908 Lola Greene Baldwin was sworn in to perform police service for the city of Portland and became the nation's first policewoman. For fourteen years she led a crusade against urban vice and corruption and championed the moral and physical welfare of families and single working women.
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Lola G. Baldwin
The life and work of Portland's first policewoman.
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Funding provided by James F. & Marion L. Miller Foundation, Robert D. & Marcia H. Randall Fund for Lifelong Learning, Oregon Cultural Trust and Roundhouse Foundation.
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