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Valley City in Barnes 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, August 27, 2022
1. Votes For Women Marker
Inscription.  
Elizabeth Preston Anderson,
Valley City resident, Pres.
ND Woman’s Christian
Temperance Union, worked for
Women’s Suffrage 1893-1920.

 
Erected 2019 by William G. Pomeroy Foundation. (Marker Number 20.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionCivil RightsWomen. In addition, it is included in the National Votes for Women Trail, and the William G. Pomeroy Foundation series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1893.
 
Location. 46° 55.583′ N, 98° 0.363′ W. Marker is in Valley City, North Dakota, in Barnes County. Marker is at the intersection of 4th Street Northwest and 3rd Avenue Northwest, on the right when traveling west on 4th Street Northwest. Marker is located beside the sidewalk at the southwest corner of the Barnes County Courthouse grounds. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 230 4th Street Northwest, Valley City ND 58072, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Caboose (approx. 0.2 miles away); Rosebud Visitor Center Along the Byway (approx.
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0.2 miles away); Wood Beam (approx. 0.2 miles away); Rail Lines (approx. 0.2 miles away); 66 Lb. Rail (approx. 0.2 miles away); 90 Lb. Rail (approx. 0.2 miles away); 136 Lb. Rail (approx. 0.2 miles away); Sun Kink Rail (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Valley City.
 
Also see . . .
1. Elizabeth Preston Anderson.
The Woman’s Christian Temperance Union (WCTU) was a national organization with the purpose of educating people about the harmful effects of alcohol. Preston organized a local WCTU and got the community involved. Under the leadership of Elizabeth Preston Anderson, the WCTU began expanding to include the issue of women’s suffrage. She organized leaders in the women’s suffrage movement and encouraged more women to become involved in politics. At the State Capitol, she testified several times at hearings in support of both alcohol education and granting women the right to vote. Her efforts helped pass the women’s suffrage law in North Dakota, and she continued in her work with alcohol education until her death at age
Votes For Women Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, August 27, 2022
2. Votes For Women Marker
93.
(Submitted on September 7, 2022, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 

2. Elizabeth Preston Anderson.
Elizabeth Preston worked tirelessly on behalf of children and women’s right for women to vote. She was served 40 years as president of the state Women’s Christian Temperance Union. Historian Clement Lounsberry later wrote, “(She) always attended the legislative sessions, where she worked without cessation, night and day, to prevent the repeal of the (prohibition) law... The friends of temperance owe a debt of gratitude to this fragile little woman who successfully combated every movement of the liquor forces.”
(Submitted on September 7, 2022, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 

3. Elizabeth Preston Anderson Women’s Suffrage Marker Dedication.
A dedication ceremony for a new Women’s Suffrage marker commemorating Elizabeth Preston Anderson will be held in Valley City, ND. The unveiling will begin at 7:30 p.m. on June 17, 2021 at the Barnes County Courthouse.
(Submitted on September 7, 2022, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
Votes For Women Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, August 27, 2022
3. Votes For Women Marker
(looking northeast • Barnes County Courthouse in background)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 7, 2022. It was originally submitted on September 7, 2022, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 101 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 7, 2022, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.

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