Laramie in Albany County, Wyoming — The American West (Mountains)
John D. Baker
This act was inspirational to both the women’s suffrage movement and the cause of civil rights throughout the nation. The nineteenth amendment to the United States Constitution would not be ratified until 1920 - fifty years later.
70 year old Louisa Swain became the world’s first woman voter when she cast her ballot one block from this site on the morning of September 6, 1870. This memorial commemorates and celebrates this historic event.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Civil Rights. A significant historical date for this entry is September 6, 1862.
Location. 41° 18.623′ N, 105° 35.64′ W. Marker is in Laramie, Wyoming, in Albany County. Marker is on South 2nd Street near East Garfield Street, on the right when traveling north. This marker is in Johnson Lummis Hunkins Plaza. Touch for map. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Laramie Timeline (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); First Woman Jury (about 600 feet away); Laramie (approx. 0.2 miles away); 150 N. 2nd Street (approx. 0.2 miles away); First Ladies (approx. 0.3 miles away); a different marker also named Laramie (approx. ¾ mile away); Excavation Site: Basement Entrance to the Warden's House (approx. 0.8 miles away); Excavation Site: Ice House (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Laramie.
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