Shown in this groundbreaking ceremony at the Forest Park Library in 1994, was a groundbreaker herself. In 1963, her husband, John, was in a fatal car accident, just weeks before the election for D91 School Board, of which he was a candidate. Cora Sallee, a widow with three children, stepped in to fulfill her husband’s candidacy and was elected to the school board. That year, she also began a long career as a Librarian in Forest Park, which would include clipping news about Forest Park. Her work made her ideal to become a founding member of the Historical Society of Forest Park, in 1975 and a key board member of the society for decades.  She was a fixture in Forest Park and was a fan of the Snugburger at Horan’s (now Duck Fat on Madison) and Caesars Pizza (now Giving Tree on Randolph).