History is filled with great stories and unique characters, but sometimes the best stories never spread much beyond their own region. Today we want to know about the fascinating characters that people don't hear enough about outside of your immediate locale.

Tell us in the comments about a local historical figure from your region. Maybe it's someone who did something significant in your city, maybe it's a group of people, or maybe it's just someone with an interesting life story. Whoever it is, be sure to explain why he or she is someone we should all know more about and tell us a story or two from his or her life.

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Image: Women at a WWII era vocational school, Daytona Beach, FL (National Archives).