Mary K. Bothwell is a retired educator who grew up in the West, lived for several years in the South Pacific, and has traveled widely throughout the world. At present, she resides in Portland, Oregon.
First Unitarian Church (Portland)
In 1866, the Ladies Sewing Circle, a small group of Portland women from the New England states, led by Mary Frazier, raised $2,000 for a church that reflected their belief in liberal Christianity. They bought land at Southwest 7th and Yamhill and built a structure in 1867. A young minister …