Helen Scott Hay
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N 42° 05.663 W 090° 09.326
15T E 735241 N 4664171
The story of a famous Red Cross nurse.
Waymark Code: WM9CM8
Location: Illinois, United States
Date Posted: 08/01/2010
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member Corp Of Discovery
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Helen Scott Hay, famous Red Cross nurse, was born near Lanark in this county. She was a graduate of Savanna High School, Northwestern University in Evanston, and the Illinois Training School for Nurses in Chicago, where she was later Superintendent. Before World War I she established a school of nursing in Bulgaria. At the outbreak of war she became Director of American Red Cross Nursing Personnel and was assigned to the Balkans. After America entered the war, whe served in Washington. In 1920 she was appointed Director of the European Work of the Red Cross. She died here in 1932.
County: Carroll

Historical Society: American Legion Post No. 148 and Auxiliary, Carroll County Historical Society and The Illinois State Historical Society

Dedication Date: 01/01/1970

Location: located on the grounds of the public library in Savanna on the southeast corner of Madison and Third Streets. Madison Street is several blocks east of Chicago Street.

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