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In a country full of ancient trees known as the Republic of the Golden Bear, in what would have been the 8th month of the year, a girl was born. Victor, her Papa, went into the capital to announce her birth. Standing in the square where marriages were declared, he cleared his throat. "Ahem!" He held up a picture of her to show his pride, "A kid's arrival!" She was wrapped in a blanket decorated with images of fruits and flowers: acacia, iris, manna, a fern.

Who was she?

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  • $\begingroup$ "Golden Bear" (as per Nautilus' answer) and "Victor Papa" make me think of a very special 'girl', and I really wanted her to be the answer. However, I couldn't find any link to the other clues :'( $\endgroup$ Apr 10 at 16:59
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    $\begingroup$ @BarryPoppins you might well be along the right lines. rot13(Gurer ner n pbhcyr bs nantenzf va gurer juvpu zvtug uryc.) $\endgroup$
    – Vicky
    Apr 10 at 17:36
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I think she is:

Kamala Devi Harris

Thanks, Vicky, for the hint: her name is

the anagram of Ahem A Kid's Arrival

and of course she is the

VP (Victor Papa) of the United States.

She was born in the month of:

October, which in the Roman calendar was the 8th month. I don't know why I didn't spot it earlier - for some reason I misread it as January in her Wikipedia biography...

and she is the first in her role to be of

Asian-African-American heritage (an anagram of Acacia Iris Manna A Fern)

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  • $\begingroup$ rot13(Lbh tbg vg! V'yy npprcg lbhe nafjre bapr lbh'ir svtherq bhg ng yrnfg bar zber bs gur pyhrf gung ner uvqqra va gurer... :-)) $\endgroup$
    – Vicky
    Apr 10 at 18:02
  • $\begingroup$ Harsh but fair :) I'll do my best $\endgroup$ Apr 10 at 18:06
  • $\begingroup$ @Vicky, I found another one: does this suffice? $\endgroup$ Apr 10 at 18:20
  • $\begingroup$ Yes! Well done :-) $\endgroup$
    – Vicky
    Apr 10 at 18:57
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Her name is probably...

Sonoma, California. Victor Prudon is the first known person to draw sketches of Sonoma, a city in California.

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  • $\begingroup$ Interesting idea! However, not the right answer I'm afraid. $\endgroup$
    – Vicky
    Apr 10 at 15:27
  • $\begingroup$ rot13(Gur "Pnyvsbeavn" cneg bs lbhe nafjre vf evtug, ohg V nz ybbxvat sbe gur anzr bs n crefba nf gur nafjre gb gur chmmyr.) $\endgroup$
    – Vicky
    Apr 10 at 15:29

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