Women's History Month: Celebrating Canada's Forgotten Heroines

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Women's History Month: De Grassi Sisters

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Is that...? Yes, it is: the Degrassi Street sign. But behind the symbol of pre-teen angst and drama lies some pretty fascinating history.

The sign was actually named for Charlotte (1823-1872) and Cornelia (1825-1885) De Grassi, two sisters who gathered an carried information which helped put an end to the 1837 rebellion.

Photo credit: MaryLou Driedger

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