Winner:Elizabeth C. Quinlan

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Elizabeth Quinlan was a founder of the Young-Quinlan Co. in Minneapolis in 1894. She was born in 1863 and died in 1947. After her partner, Fred Young, died in 1911, she ran the company until it was sold in 1945. The building she erected in 1926 was described as a gem and exists beautifully restored today at 9th and Nicollet in Minneapolis. It was the first women's ready-to-wear shop west of the Mississippi.
~Richard Klein, Minnetonka, MN

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