Grass Valley in Nevada County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
The First Woman's Christian Temperance Union
Woman's Christian Temperance Union
organized in Grass Valley
March 25, 1874
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & Religion • Fraternal or Sororal Organizations. In addition, it is included in the Native Sons/Daughters of the Golden West series list. A significant historical date for this entry is March 25, 1874.
Location. 39° 13.05′ N, 121° 3.817′ W. Marker is in Grass Valley, California, in Nevada County. Marker is at the intersection of Neal Street and South Church Street, on the right when traveling west on Neal Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 210 Neal Street, Grass Valley CA 95945, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Madison Lodge No. 23 F. & A.M. (within shouting distance of this marker); Grass Valley Library (within shouting distance of this marker); Historic Emmanuel Episcopal Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Lola Montez 1819 - 1861 (about 400 feet away, measured Edward Coleman House (about 400 feet away); Grass Valley Hardware (about 400 feet away); The Old Post Office (about 600 feet away); Holbrooke Hotel (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Grass Valley.
Also see . . . Woman’s Christian Temperance Union.
In the early nineteenth century, women began to participate increasingly in social reform movements. Assumptions about women’s moral authority and their responsibility for the family’s spiritual upbringing increased society’s comfort with women’s organizing and taking action in the public sphere. The WCTU was a religious organization whose primary purpose was to combat the influence of alcohol on families and society. It was influential in the temperance movement, and supported the 18th Amendment.(Submitted on June 25, 2021, by James King of San Miguel, California.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 28, 2021. It was originally submitted on June 25, 2021, by James King of San Miguel, California. This page has been viewed 67 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on June 25, 2021, by James King of San Miguel, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.