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“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”

Seneca Falls in Seneca County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)

We Will Accomplish Wonders

We Will Accomplish Wonders Marker image. Click for full size.
By Yugoboy, February 21, 2013
1. We Will Accomplish Wonders Marker
Inscription.  In pursuit of women’s rights, Elizabeth Cady Stanton developed a network that included some of the most famous reformers in American history. Frederick Douglass, Lucretia Coffin Mott and her sister Martha Coffin Wright, William Lloyd Garrison, and — most prominently — Susan B. Anthony, all visited here. In 1857, Stanton beckoned Anthony to Seneca Falls: “We will accomplish wonders," she promised.

Anthony challenged and inspired Stanton to new efforts and new methods — to "do or dare anything." Stanton gave speeches, wrote for local and national newspapers, adopted the "Bloomer Costume," and planned conventions and suffrage drives. In 1860, Stanton achieved a major victory when New York State passed a new law significantly enhancing women’s rights. Still, much remained to be done, and Stanton and Anthony pursued the cause relentlessly.

... Henry brought me every item he could see about you. " Well," ' he would say another notice about Susan. You stir up Susan, and she stirs the world." You must come here for a week or two and we will accomplish wonders.
Elizabeth Cady Stanton to Susan B. Anthony,
We Will Accomplish Wonders Marker and Stanton House image. Click for full size.
By Yugoboy, February 21, 2013
2. We Will Accomplish Wonders Marker and Stanton House
August 20, 1857

Oh Mrs. Stanton how my soul longs to see you in the great Battle field. When will the time come? You say in two or three years...God and the Angels keep you safe from all hindrances ... if you come not to the rescue, who shall?
Susan B. Anthony to Elizabeth Cady Stanton, September 29, 1857
Erected by Department of the Interior.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Civil RightsWomen. In addition, it is included in the Elizabeth Cady Stanton, the Susan B. Anthony, and the Women's Suffrage 🗳️ series lists.
Location. 42° 54.753′ N, 76° 47.317′ W. Marker is in Seneca Falls, New York, in Seneca County. Marker is on Washington Street 0.1 miles south of Seneca Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Seneca Falls NY 13148, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Elizabeth Cady Stanton (a few steps from this marker); The Stanton House: Shaping a Reformer (a few steps from this marker); Stanton's Grassmere (within shouting distance of this marker); The Chamberlain House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Stanton's Busy World (about 300 feet away); Welcome to Seneca Falls
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(about 600 feet away); Fourth Ward School (about 700 feet away); Van Cleef Lake (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Seneca Falls.
Regarding We Will Accomplish Wonders. The National Park Service is in the process of restoring the home. When I toured it 2 summers ago, it was open, but very spare and sparse inside. Hopefully it will be more home-like when it is re-opened.
Credits. This page was last revised on April 15, 2018. It was originally submitted on May 14, 2013, by Yugoboy of Rochester, New York. This page has been viewed 328 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 14, 2013, by Yugoboy of Rochester, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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