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We Will Accomplish Wonders

 
 
We Will Accomplish Wonders Marker image. Click for full size.
By Yugoboy, February 21, 2013
1. We Will Accomplish Wonders Marker
Inscription. In pursuit of women’s rights, Elizabeth Cady Stanton developed a network that included some of the most famous reformers in American history. Frederick Douglass, Lucretia Coffin Mott and her sister Martha Coffin Wright, William Lloyd Garrison, and — most prominently — Susan B. Anthony, all visited here. In 1857, Stanton beckoned Anthony to Seneca Falls: “We will accomplish wonders," she promised.

Anthony challenged and inspired Stanton to new efforts and new methods — to "do or dare anything." Stanton gave speeches, wrote for local and national newspapers, adopted the "Bloomer Costume," and planned conventions and suffrage drives. In 1860, Stanton achieved a major victory when New York State passed a new law significantly enhancing women’s rights. Still, much remained to be done, and Stanton and Anthony pursued the cause relentlessly.

... Henry brought me every item he could see about you. " Well," ' he would say another notice about Susan. You stir up Susan, and she stirs the world." You must come here for a week or two and we will accomplish wonders.
Elizabeth Cady Stanton to Susan B. Anthony, August 20, 1857

Oh Mrs. Stanton how my soul longs to see you in the great Battle field. When will the time come? You say in two or three years...God and the Angels keep you safe from all
We Will Accomplish Wonders Marker and Stanton House image. Click for full size.
By Yugoboy, February 21, 2013
2. We Will Accomplish Wonders Marker and Stanton House
hindrances ... if you come not to the rescue, who shall?
Susan B. Anthony to Elizabeth Cady Stanton, September 29, 1857
 
Erected by Department of the Interior.
 
Location. 42° 54.753′ N, 76° 47.317′ W. Marker is in Seneca Falls, New York, in Seneca County. Marker is on Washington Street 0.1 miles south of Seneca Street, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Seneca Falls NY 13148, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Elizabeth Cady Stanton (a few steps from this marker); The Stanton House: Shaping a Reformer (a few steps from this marker); Stanton's Grassmere (within shouting distance of this marker); The Chamberlain House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Fourth Ward School (about 700 feet away); Van Cleef Lake (approx. 0.3 miles away); Mynderse Academy (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Albert Cook Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Seneca Falls.
 
Regarding We Will Accomplish Wonders. The National Park Service is in the process of restoring the home. When I toured it 2 summers ago, it was open, but very spare and sparse inside. Hopefully it will be more home-like when it is re-opened.
 
Categories. Civil Rights
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Yugoboy of Rochester, New York. This page has been viewed 220 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Yugoboy of Rochester, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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