The process of renaming the Baraga Post Office after a pioneering female legislator has taken a step forward.
The bill sponsored by Michigan Senators Gary Peters and Debbie Stabenow was recently passed by the United States Senate. It moves on to the U.S. House of Representatives for consideration.
If approved, the Baraga Post Office would be named after Cora Reynolds Anderson, the first woman elected to the Michigan House of Representatives, and the first Native American woman elected to serve in any state legislature.
Anderson was born in L’Anse, and was a member of the first graduating class of L’Anse High School. She represented Baraga County for one term in the state house, and was also known for her work promoting education, health care and tribal rights.