Historical Marker Honors Woman from Honesdale

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HONESDALE -- A historical marker was unveiled in Honesdale on Saturday, remembering Ruth McGinnis.

McGinnis was from Honesdale and was world champion in women's billiards in the 1930s.

She started playing at her father's billiard parlor when she was just 7 years old.

The sign for McGinnis on Main Street is one of many across the state celebrating historic accomplishments from women.

"Look how young she started out. When I saw the pictures of her, I did a double take. I couldn't register right away. When I started reading history about her, what her life was like, it wasn't all about pool," said Robyn Young, women's history advocate.

McGinnis passed away in the mid-1970s in Honesdale. Some of her family was on hand for the dedication in Wayne County.

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