Article by Audrey Tack from the Cokato Historical Society's newsletter In the Midst Of, Winter, 1997, Vol. 17 No. 1.
Upon first becoming acquainted in Cokato, a friend told me of an incident while she was grocery shopping in the Farmers Store. In walked a distinguished looking woman carrying a
canvas tote bag. The tote bag read "Foxy Lady".
Maybe some of you remember this lady carrying the tote bag as being Altha Dokken.
The original version of this excerpt first appeared in the February 2014 edition of In The Midst Of, (c), Cokato Historical Society.
Gust Akerlund photograph of Ida Sparks Clarke.
March is Women's History Month, dedicated to honoring women who have paved the way for the next generation. In response to this tribute, we would like to recognize a few of the many women of Cokato who were and are pioneers.