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Onward to the Vote

 
 
Onward to the Vote Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., June 19, 2017
1. Onward to the Vote Marker
Inscription.

When women first demanded "the elective franchise" or the right to vote at the 1848 convention, they secured their own and the Wesleyan Chapel's place in history. In 1908 this community and descendants of the convention's participants proudly unveiled a bronze plaque on a side of the former Wesleyan Chapel. The 60th anniversary observance was held to rally support for the continuing woman suffrage campaign. The seventy-two year fight ended in 1920 when the 19th Amendment, which gave women the right to vote, was ratified. The plaque displayed before you is a replica. For its preservation the original is located on an interior wall of the Wesleyan Chapel.

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From Top: Suffrage Parade in New York City (1912), Suffrage Program (1913), Women voting in New York City (1917).
 
Erected by National Park Service.
 
Location. 42° 54.644′ N, 76° 47.976′ W. Marker is in Seneca Falls, New York, in Seneca County. Marker is at the intersection of Mynderse Street and Fall Street (U.S. 20), on the left when traveling north on Mynderse Street. Touch 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. First Woman’s Rights Convention (here, next to this marker); First Convention For Woman’s Rights (here, next to this marker); A Courageous Call for Equal Rights (within shouting distance of this marker); The Great Lighthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Wesleyan Methodist Chapel (within shouting distance of this marker); The Historic Business District (within shouting distance of this marker); Women's Rights National Park (within shouting distance of this marker); The Village of Seneca Falls (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Seneca Falls.
 
Also see . . .  Women's Rights National Historical Park. (Submitted on February 1, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on February 1, 2018. This page originally submitted on February 1, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 62 times since then. Photo   1. submitted on February 1, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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