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Mary Goddard Potter, 1865-1943



Dr. Potter, who died on January 13th, 1943, in her 79th year, was born in Barre, Mass. She was a graduate of Boston University and took her medical degree at New York University in 1903. She became a physical training teacher in the public school system, joined the staff of Wadleigh in 1912 and retired in 1934. She had been a member of the American Alpine Club since 1921, and was also active in the Alpine Club of Canada and allied organizations, spending many of her summers in Banff. In 1895 she helped blaze the trail up Glacier Crest, in the Selkirks, and, in 1898, was with Dr. Sperry in exploring what is now Glacier National Park.