Olympia in Thurston County, Washington — The American West (Northwest)
Washington Women Win the Vote
Erected by Washington State Society, Daughters of the American Colonists.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of the American Colonists marker series.
Location. 47° 2.567′ N, 122° 54′ W. Marker is in Olympia, Washington, in Thurston County. Marker is on Washington Street SE south of Legion Way SE, on the left when traveling south. It is in front of the old Capitol building, across from Sylvester Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Olympia WA 98501, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. John Rankin Rogers (within shouting distance of this marker); Marking the End of the Oregon Trail 1844 (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Washington's State Capitol Design (approx. 0.4 miles away); The First William Winlock Miller High School POW AND MIA Monument (approx. half a mile away); The Medal of Honor Monument (approx. half a mile away); Marathon Park (approx. 0.7 miles away); Masonic Lodge 1854-1971, (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Olympia.
Also see . . . How Washington women won the right to vote. 2010 article by Gale Fiege in The Everett Daily Herald. Excerpt: “By 1908, the suffrage movement was back in full swing in Washington. The campaign was funded with quarters pilfered from grocery budgets, the support of labor unions, the state Grange and a few churches, and by the sales of ‘Washington Women’s Cookbook: Votes for Women, Good Things to Eat,’ edited by La Conner suffragist Linda Deziah Jennings.
“ ‘At the turn of the century women in the home also were very interested in municipal housekeeping. They wanted sewers, clean water, safe food and municipal beautification,’ [Shanna] Stevenson said. ‘It became clear to men and women that they really needed the vote to influence changes’.” (Submitted on May 25, 2015.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on April 15, 2018. This page originally submitted on May 25, 2015, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 295 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on May 25, 2015, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.