RUBY MORRIS MELCHIOR (Carole Burnley) recalls her time as a school teacher. Democrat photo by Shelly Thorene
DAT SO LA LEE (Sharon Hanson) tells her story. Democrat photo by Shelly Thorene
MARY JANE RUGGIERI recounts stories for early El Dorado County. Democrat photo by Shelly Thorene
"EL DORADO'S TRUE GOLD, Notable Women's Stories" stars, front row left to right, Mary Jane Ruggieri, Sharon McDavid, Sharon Hanson and Teddy Wolterbeek. Middle row left to right, Betty Ackerly and Judy Bacchi and back row left to right, Joan Geel, Kathy Walter, Carole Burnley and Merilee Heffernan. The production recounting women in early El Dorado County is presented by the Placerville Shakespeare Club on Friday, Oct. 11 and Sunday, Oct. 20. Democrat photo by Shelly Thorene
EMIGRANT JANE (Sharon McDavid) points to a plaque noting her entretpreneur ship. Courtesy photo

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