: Photograph of aviator Jerrie Mock of Bexley, Ohio, receiving an award at Women's Recognition Day as she is inducted into the Ohio Women's Hall of Fame, 1979. Pauline Riel is pictured handing her the award, with Billie Sewell, a member of the organization's advisory council, seen at left. Mock was being inducted into the Women's Hall of Fame for her remarkable accomplishment of completing the first solo flight around the world by a woman, made in a single-engine Cessna 180 named "The Spirit of Columbus" in 1964. Pauline Riel was an Ohio educator and active volunteer who was later inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1993.
The Ohio Women's Hall of Fame honor women who have played a significant role in Ohio's history through their trailblazing contributions, and who serve as inspiration and role models for future generations. The Hall of Fame is administered by the Women's Bureau of the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services, which began the program in 1978. View on Ohio Memory.
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: Women air pilots--United States; Ohio Women's Hall of Fame; Women--Ohio--History; Aviation--History; Awards; Places
: Columbus (Ohio); Franklin County (Ohio)