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Washington Women Win the Vote

 
 
Washington Women Win the Vote Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, May 21, 2015
1. Washington Women Win the Vote Marker
Inscription. Here, in February 1909, both Houses of the Washington Legislature authorized a vote by the State’s qualified voters to amend the Washington State Constitution to enable women to vote in all elections. Male voters of Washington approved the amendment on November 8, 1910.
 
Erected by Washington State Society, Daughters of the American Colonists.
 
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. Touch for map. It is in front of the old Capitol building, across from Sylvester Park. Marker is in this post office area: Olympia WA 98501, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. 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); POW AND MIA Monument (approx. half a mile away); The Medal of Honor Monument (approx. half a mile away); Masonic Lodge 1854-1971, (approx. 0.8 miles away); The Lone Tree
Washington Women Win the Vote Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, May 21, 2015
2. Washington Women Win the Vote Marker
(approx. 0.9 miles away); She-Nah-Nam (approx. 9.2 miles away); Ecological Connections (approx. 11.9 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 June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 25, 2015, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 228 times since then and 38 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 25, 2015, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.
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