Shelton-Mason County Journal - Dedicated to the citizens of Mason County, Washington since 1886

Mary M. Knight - pioneering educator


March 31, 2022

Courtesy of Mason County Historical Museum

Mary M. Knight in an undated photo.

This Saturday from 2 to 4 p.m., the Mason County League of Women Voters is sponsoring an open house at the Mason County Historical Museum (427 West Railroad Ave.) to showcase seven women, past and present, who have made a difference in the county. One of those women is Mary M. Knight, who played a significant role in the early days of education. This is Mary's story.

Mary Dunbar was born in Ingham County, Michigan, on Sept. 2, 1854, the only daughter of the five children of C. S. and Orpah Dunbar. She decided early that she would be a teacher, and after graduating from high school at the ag...

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