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Berlin in Green Lake County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Lucy Smith Morris

(1850 – 1935)

 
 
Lucy Smith Morris Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, June 20, 2009
1. Lucy Smith Morris Marker
Inscription. Before women achieved the right to vote, clubs often served as women's political and cultural forums. Foreseeing the political power of a statewide alliance of women, Lucy Smith Morris organized Wisconsin's women's clubs into one coalition in 1896. Serving as the first president of the "Wisconsin Federation of Woman's Clubs," Morris used her influence to garner support for civic causes and social reform. Known as the little mother of the Federation," Morris helped to found 100 community libraries her first year in office. From a wealthy family, Morris was an active local club woman and a strong supporter of women's suffrage bringing Julia Ward Howe, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and Susan B. Anthony to speak in Berlin. These leaders of the women's suffrage movement were guests at the Morris home, which still stands at 209 East Park Avenue. In the 20th century, Morris helped to organize Wisconsin's League of Women Voters.
 
Erected 1998 by the Wisconsin Historical Society. (Marker Number 362.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Wisconsin Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 43° 58.107′ N, 88° 56.517′ W. Marker is in Berlin, Wisconsin, in Green Lake County. Marker is at the intersection
Lucy Smith Morris Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, June 20, 2009
2. Lucy Smith Morris Marker
of East Huron Street (State Highway 116) and North Church Street, on the left when traveling east on East Huron Street. Click for map. Marker is in Nathan Strong Park. Marker is in this post office area: Berlin WI 54923, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Upper Fox River (approx. 0.7 miles away); The Auroraville Fountain (approx. 6.4 miles away); Dartford–Green Lake Dam (approx. 8.5 miles away); In Memory (approx. 8.5 miles away); "Daycholah" (approx. 9.1 miles away); Carrie Chapman Catt (approx. 9.4 miles away); Ceresco (approx. 9.5 miles away); First Congregational Church of Ripon (approx. 9.9 miles away).
 
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Nearby Statue and Cannon image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, June 20, 2009
3. Nearby Statue and Cannon
Grand Army of the Republic Statue image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, June 20, 2009
4. Grand Army of the Republic Statue

In grateful memory of the
volunteer
Soldiers & Sailors
of 1861 – 5.
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Erected by
John H. Williams Post № 4. G.A.R.
and Womans Relief Corps № 12.
Assisted by the loyal citizens of Berlin and vicinity.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 953 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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