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Berlin in Green Lake County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Lucy Smith Morris

(1850 – 1935)

 
 
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By Keith L, June 20, 2009
1. Lucy Smith Morris Marker
Inscription.  Before women achieved the right to vote, clubs often served as women's political and cultural forums. Foreseeing the political power of a statewide alliance of women, Lucy Smith Morris organized Wisconsin's women's clubs into one coalition in 1896. Serving as the first president of the "Wisconsin Federation of Woman's Clubs," Morris used her influence to garner support for civic causes and social reform. Known as the little mother of the Federation," Morris helped to found 100 community libraries her first year in office. From a wealthy family, Morris was an active local club woman and a strong supporter of women's suffrage bringing Julia Ward Howe, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and Susan B. Anthony to speak in Berlin. These leaders of the women's suffrage movement were guests at the Morris home, which still stands at 209 East Park Avenue. In the 20th century, Morris helped to organize Wisconsin's League of Women Voters.
 
Erected 1998 by the Wisconsin Historical Society. (Marker Number 362.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Civil Rights
Lucy Smith Morris Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, June 20, 2009
2. Lucy Smith Morris Marker
Women. In addition, it is included in the Elizabeth Cady Stanton, the Susan B. Anthony, the Wisconsin Historical Society, and the Women's Suffrage 🗳️ series lists.
 
Location. 43° 58.107′ N, 88° 56.517′ W. Marker is in Berlin, Wisconsin, in Green Lake County. Marker is at the intersection of East Huron Street (State Highway 116) and North Church Street, on the left when traveling east on East Huron Street. Marker is in Nathan Strong Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Berlin WI 54923, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Upper Fox River (approx. 0.7 miles away); The Auroraville Fountain (approx. 6.4 miles away); Fargoville (approx. 7.3 miles away); Dartford–Green Lake Dam (approx. 8˝ miles away); In Memory (approx. 8˝ miles away); "Daycholah" (approx. 9.1 miles away); Carrie Chapman Catt (approx. 9.4 miles away); Ceresco (approx. 9˝ miles away).
 
Additional keywords. women's suffrage
 
Nearby Statue and Cannon image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, June 20, 2009
3. Nearby Statue and Cannon
Grand Army of the Republic Statue image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, June 20, 2009
4. Grand Army of the Republic Statue

In grateful memory of the
volunteer
Soldiers & Sailors
of 1861 – 5.
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Erected by
John H. Williams Post № 4. G.A.R.
and Womans Relief Corps № 12.
Assisted by the loyal citizens of Berlin and vicinity.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 30, 2019. It was originally submitted on June 22, 2009, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 1,194 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 22, 2009, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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