"In 2005 an idea for an exhibition as a Prairie Trails Museum Network project in the South West area of the province of Saskatchewan was initiated. Museums in that region each selected a woman from their community who had left a legacy worthy of honouring. Panels featuring their stories and accomplishments were circulated throughout the networks. The Museums Association of Saskatchewan agreed this was an excellent project to celebrate the Centennial and encouraged all museums to involve their communities, schools and weekly newspapers to look beyond the high profile and consider the women who had accomplished great things, in quiet ways, who was (is) interesting and memorable, or those with unusual careers for the times -- the aim was for 100 stories. Each participating museum created a panel focusing on an individual or a group of women who had made an impact with spirit, humour and humility. The result is a colourful quilt of stories and photos to keep us cozy for another hundred years. After the conference, the display of the panels housed at the Regina Plains Museum until December of that year, after which they were packed in boxes and where they remain today. Gwen Zweifel and Dorothy Schwartz spent a wonderful day there, reading and absorbing these stories and were overwhelmed with the idea that somehow these stories needed more permanent access and storage and the idea of a book was born. This book is about those women in history from the years 1905--2005 and updated to the date of publication."-- Provided by publisher.