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Pontiac in Oakland County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

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, September 10, 2022
1. Votes For Women Marker
Inscription.  
Oakland County Equal Suffrage
Assn. organized May 9, 1912
at former courthouse in
Pontiac to actively campaign
for Women’s right to vote.

 
Erected 2021 by William G. Pomeroy Foundation. (Marker Number 71.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Civil RightsFraternal or Sororal OrganizationsWomen. In addition, it is included in the National Votes for Women Trail, and the William G. Pomeroy Foundation series lists. A significant historical date for this entry is May 9, 1912.
 
Location. 42° 39.301′ N, 83° 19.625′ W. Marker is in Pontiac, Michigan, in Oakland County. Marker is on Court Tower Boulevard, 0.1 miles west of County Center Drive East, on the right when traveling west. Marker is located beside the sidewalk on the south side of the Oakland County Board of Commissioners Auditorium, near the southwest corner of the Oakland County Courthouse grounds. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1200 Court Tower Boulevard, Pontiac MI 48341, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured
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as the crow flies. Helena Sexauer Memorial Planting (within shouting distance of this marker); The Courthouse / Oakland County (within shouting distance of this marker); One Person — One Vote (within shouting distance of this marker); Oakland County World War I Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Michigan's Auto Industry (within shouting distance of this marker); Oakland County Fallen Heroes Memorial (approx. half a mile away); 911 Memorial...Never Forget (approx. half a mile away); Wisner Stadium WWII Memorial (approx. 1.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pontiac.
 
Also see . . .  National Votes for Women Trail.
A meeting was held at a former courthouse in Pontiac, MI to form the Oakland County Equal Suffrage Association. The May 10, 1912 edition of The Detroit Times detailed the event:
The Oakland County Equal Suffrage association was organized here last night at a meeting held in the assembly rooms at the court house and plans were set on foot for an active campaign between now and the fall election when the women suffrage amendment to the state constitution will be put to a vote.
Over the next several years Michigan citizens actively campaigned for women suffrage. In 1918, an amendment granting
Votes For Women Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, September 10, 2022
2. Votes For Women Marker
(looking north • Oakland County Board of Commissioners Auditorium in background)
women the right to vote was added to the state constitution. Efforts of organizations like the Oakland County Equal Suffrage Association helped pave the way for future generations of women to have the right to vote.
(Submitted on September 10, 2022, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
Votes For Women Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, September 10, 2022
3. Votes For Women Marker
(looking northeast • Oakland County Courthouse in right background)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 10, 2022. It was originally submitted on September 10, 2022, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 122 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 10, 2022, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.

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