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6:30 pm
Thu August 9, 2012

Vermont Woman Recognized for Work 71 Years Later

A 95-year-old Vermont woman has been recognized for designing a monument 71 years ago for which she never got credit.

Marion Guild was recently honored by town officials in Middlebury for her work on a 1941 monument to Emma Hart Willard, who gave the earliest known collegiate instruction for women there.

Vermont Public Radio reports Guild's niece, Leslie Tucker, wrote a letter to Middlebury officials explaining how her aunt's boss, Pierre Zwick, had taken credit for designing the monument. She wanted to set the record straight. She supported her case with newspaper clippings that showed Zwick, pressured by the public, had in fact, acknowledged Guild as the designer.

Guild said the ceremony was overwhelming, and that she was grateful.

The monument is just off Route 7 in Middlebury.

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