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Ninety-eight years ago, an American tradition was established in Spokane, Wash.

Sonora Smart was 16-years-old when her mother, Ellen, died in childbirth having her sixth child in 1898. Sonora was the only girl of the six and, along with her father, William, helped raise her younger brothers.


Sonora grew impressed with the courage and sacrifices William made in raising six children and thought he should be recognized.

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Jason Schulte
Jason Schulte is a reporter for the New Richmond News since February 2015. Prior to that he spent eight years at the Pierce County Herald in Ellsworth. His duties with the News will include covering news out of Hammond and Roberts along with action from St. Croix County court system. He lives in Roberts with his wife and two daughters. 
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