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Laura de Force Gordon

19th Amendment Outdoor Museum

 
 
Laura de Force Gordon Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, April 20, 2021
1. Laura de Force Gordon Marker
Inscription.  A queer California lawyer, newspaper publisher, and a prominent suffragette. She was the first woman to run a daily newspaper in the United States and the second female lawyer admitted to practice in California. Gordon's February 19, 1868 speech in San Francisco, titled "The Elective Franchise: Who Shall Vote", was the first in California on the suffrage movement. In 1870, she helped found the California Women's Suffrage Society, and gave more than 100 speeches on suffrage.
 
Erected 2020 by Maren Conrad.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Civil RightsWomen. In addition, it is included in the Women's Suffrage 🗳️ series list.
 
Location. 38° 34.542′ N, 121° 28.898′ W. Marker is in Sacramento, California, in Sacramento County. Marker is at the intersection of 19th Street and K Street, on the right when traveling north on 19th Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1900 K Street, Sacramento CA 95811, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Mabel Ping-Hua Lee (here, next to this marker); Dr. Margaret 'Mike' Chung
Laura de Force Gordon Marker - wide view image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, April 20, 2021
2. Laura de Force Gordon Marker - wide view
The subject marker is roughly in the middle of the picture, just to the left of the portrait of Ms. de Force Gordon.
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(here, next to this marker); Maria Guadalupe Evangelina de Lopez (here, next to this marker); Naomi Anderson (a few steps from this marker); Julie Soderlund (a few steps from this marker); Sara Plummer Lemmon (a few steps from this marker); Jeannette Rankin (a few steps from this marker); Gertrude Weil (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sacramento.
 
More about this marker. This is one of nineteen markers that comprise the 19th Amendment Outdoor museum, erected in 2020 as part of the "I Vote" project, honoring suffragettes and their work.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. Another marker for Laura de Force Gordon
 
Also see . . .
1. Laura de Force Gordon (Wikipedia). "Laura de Force Gordon (née Laura de Force; August 17, 1838 – April 5, 1907) was a California lawyer, newspaper publisher, and a prominent suffragette. She was the first woman to run a daily newspaper in the United States (the Stockton Daily Leader, 1874), and the second female lawyer admitted to practice in California." (Submitted on April 22, 2021.) 

2. Overlooked No More: Laura de Force Gordon, Suffragist, Journalist and Lawyer (NYT, January 9, 2019). (Submitted on April 22, 2021.)
 
Additional keywords. LGBT
<i>Laura De Force Gordon, bust portrait, facing front</i> image. Click for full size.
engraving by J.C. Buttre (courtesy of the Library of Congress), 1896
3. Laura De Force Gordon, bust portrait, facing front
This photo is the source for the marker photo.
LGBTQ
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 22, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 21, 2021, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 40 times since then. Photos:   1. submitted on April 21, 2021, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.   2, 3. submitted on April 22, 2021, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.

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