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Beach in Golden Valley County, North Dakota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Votes for Women

Road to the 19th Amendment

— National Votes for Women Trail —

 
 
Votes for Women Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, July 27, 2022
1. Votes for Women Marker
Inscription.  
Clara Darrow, President N.D. Votes For Women League, spoke to crowd in Beach Sept. 1914 during suffrage campaign throughout state.
 
Erected 2019 by William G. Pomeroy Foundation. (Marker Number 17.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Civil RightsWomen. In addition, it is included in the National Votes for Women Trail, and the William G. Pomeroy Foundation series lists. A significant historical month for this entry is September 1914.
 
Location. 46° 54.796′ N, 104° 0.301′ W. Marker is in Beach, North Dakota, in Golden Valley County. Marker is on 1st Avenue Southeast south of 1st Street Southeast, on the right when traveling south. Marker is mounted beside the sidewalk, near the northeast corner of the Little Beaver School House — part of the Golden Valley County Museum complex. Marker is directly across 1st Street Southeast from the Golden Valley County Courthouse. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Beach ND 58621, 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. Custer Trail (approx. 0.4 miles away);
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Join the Voyage of Discovery (approx. 9.8 miles away in Montana); Welcome to Dinosaur Country (approx. 9.8 miles away in Montana); Pierre Wibaux (approx. 9.8 miles away in Montana); a different marker also named Pierre Wibaux (approx. 10 miles away in Montana); Wibaux House (approx. 10 miles away in Montana); Wibaux Commercial Historic District (approx. 10 miles away in Montana); Smith Saloon (approx. 10 miles away in Montana).
 
Also see . . .
1. Dakota Datebook: Votes for Women League.
The Votes for Women's League began to establish itself in North Dakota in 1912. Fargo was the first community to form a Votes for Women League on February 4. It grew quickly. Mrs. Clara Darrow was elected president, and many "well known Fargo women ... entered their names on the charter membership list," according to reports.
(Submitted on July 29, 2022, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 

2. TIMELINE: North Dakota votes for women.
1914 • Suffragists Clara Darrow and Elizabeth Anderson campaign for approval of the full suffrage law and establish 200 Votes for Women clubs across the state.
(Submitted on July 29, 2022, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 

3. 100 Years of Votes For Women: How the ballot was won in North Dakota
Votes for Women Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, July 27, 2022
2. Votes for Women Marker
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By 1912, the first statewide suffrage organization had formed in Fargo, led by Darrow, and the larger towns all had Votes for Women Leagues. In 1919, Congress passed the women’s suffrage amendment to the U.S. Constitution. North Dakota became the 20th state to ratify the amendment on Dec. 1, 1919.
(Submitted on July 29, 2022, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
Little Beaver School House image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, July 27, 2022
3. Little Beaver School House
(looking west from 1st Avenue Southeast • marker is located on north/right side of the school house)
Golden Valley County Courthouse image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, July 27, 2022
4. Golden Valley County Courthouse
(looking east across 1st Avenue Southeast from near marker)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 29, 2022. It was originally submitted on July 29, 2022, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 197 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 29, 2022, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.

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