Historical Markers to be Dedicated in Glasgow

Barren County Courthouse
By AP | 

FRANKFORT, Ky. -- The Kentucky Historical Society is dedicating historical markers at the Barren County Courthouse in Glasgow to honor two women.

The ceremony set for July 20 will honor Willa Brown Chappel and Nettie Depp.

The Historical Society says Chappell earned a pilot's license in 1937. She was an officer in the Civil Air Patrol and was co-founder of the National Airmen's Association of America, which worked to get blacks into the U.S. Air Force.

In 1940, she co-founded the Coffey School of Aeronautics, which trained black pilots. Some of those pilots became part of the Tuskegee Airmen.

The Historical Society says Depp was the first female public official in Barren County. She was superintendent of Barren County schools from 1914 to 1917.

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