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Buffalo in the '80s: The women who blazed the trail into the workplace

By the mid '80s, it seemed a foregone conclusion for most families that mom and dad would both work outside the home.

Thirty years ago this week, News reporter Barbara Snyder spoke to a handful of women who had entered the workforce decades earlier—when it was still thought by most, that the woman’s place was at home.

“I was bucking the system, but I believed in me, and my husband believed in me, and I didn’t need any accolades from others,” said one woman who started in nursing in the 1940s and said she never felt the need to be a supermom who baked homemade cookies.

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