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Viroqua in Vernon County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Lucy Stone

 
 
Lucy Stone Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, June 6, 2010
1. Lucy Stone Marker
Inscription. Here July 4, 1856 Lucy Stone "Morning Star of the Woman's Rights movement" delivered the first woman's rights address and anti slavery speech ever given by a woman in the great northwest. The platform broke down. Rising unhurt she cried "So will this nation fall unless slavery is abolished."
"The world for women has been revolutionized largely thru the efforts of Lucy Stone and her co-workers."
Alice Stone Blackwell
 
Erected 1930 by Viroqua, Wisconsin historian Dr. C.V. Porter.
 
Location. 43° 33.564′ N, 90° 53.434′ W. Marker is in Viroqua, Wisconsin, in Vernon County. Marker is on North Rock Avenue south of Church Street, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is located on private property. Marker is in this post office area: Viroqua WI 54665, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Viroqua's First Settler (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); Jeremiah McLain Rusk (approx. 0.7 miles away); Governor Rusk (approx. one mile away); John McCulloch (approx. 5.3 miles away); Black Hawk Trail
Lucy Stone Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, June 6, 2010
2. Lucy Stone Marker
(approx. 10.3 miles away); a different marker also named Black Hawk Trail (approx. 11 miles away); a different marker also named Black Hawk Trail (approx. 11 miles away); Walnut Mound Veterans Memorial (approx. 12 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Viroqua.
 
Also see . . .
1. Lucy Stone. Wikipedia entry. (Submitted on June 16, 2010.) 

2. The Milwaukee Journal - Google News Archive. Lucy Stone article. (Submitted on June 16, 2010.) 
 
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Nearby Historic Trail Markers Sign image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, June 6, 2010
3. Nearby Historic Trail Markers Sign
Lucy Stone Marker

This marker is located on private property across the street and a short distance south. The script reads:
"Here on July 4, 1856, Lucy Stone, 'Morning Star of the Woman's Rights movement' delivered the first women's rights and anti slavery address ever given by a woman in the great northwest. The platform fell, rising unhurt, she exclaimed 'So will this nation fall unless slavery is abolished'" [sic]

Grateful appreciation is given to Dr. C.V. Porter whose hard work and dedication preserved this segment of history for all.

Vernon County Historical Society
Wisconsin Humanities Committee
Wisconsin State Dept. of Transportation
Vernon County Highway Department


[this sign is located at nearby Pioneer Cemetery]
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 737 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. 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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