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Women's Suffrage Historical Markers

These markers relate for women's fight for the right to vote, a key issue for First-Wave Feminism.
 
Judge Thomas M. Peters Marker image, Touch for more information
By Sandra Hughes, April 20, 2010
Judge Thomas M. Peters Marker
GEOGRAPHIC SORT WITH USA FIRST
1Alabama (Lawrence County), Moulton — Judge Thomas M. Peters
A scientist of national fame, Peters (1810-1888) lived for many years in Moulton with his wife Naomi (Leetch), a relative of President James K. Polk, who possibly visited here. A man of many talents, Peters was a noted linguist, early civil rights . . . — Map (db m69670) HM
2Arizona (Maricopa County), Tempe — Hayden HouseConstructed 1874
Tempe founder Charles Trumbull Hayden built a house of willow poles on this site in 1871 and erected an adobe home, store, and blacksmith shop during the next two years. He married Sallie Davis in Visalia, California, and brought her here in 1876. . . . — Map (db m27585) HM
3Arizona (Yavapai County), Prescott — Site of the O'Neill/Munds House
A beautiful Victorian Cottage which faced East Sheldon Street was built on this site by W. B. Jones. On November 15, 1893, William Owen (Buckey) O'Neill and his wife Pauline moved into the house. O'Neill used a portion of the upstairs as his office . . . — Map (db m20619) HM
4California (Alameda County), Berkeley — Golden Sheaf Bakery AnnexCity of Berkeley Landmark - designated in 1978 — Clinton Day, Architect, 1905 * Jim Novosel, Architect, 2000 —
Listed on the National Record of Historic Places In 1877, English immigrant John G. Wright founded the Golden Sheaf, Berkeley's first wholesale/retail bakery. The original bakery, with a public dining room, stood around the corner on Shattuck . . . — Map (db m50360) HM
5California (Monterey County), Monterey — Colton Hall – Site of California’s Original Constitution
Forty-eight men of diverse education and cultural backgrounds from throughout California converged upon Monterey in September in 1849 to frame a constitutional government for California. Working together as Californians, they created this . . . — Map (db m63348) HM
6California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — Luella Buckminster-Johnston1861 – 1958
An outspoken proponent of suffrage for women, she became the first of her gender elected to a municipal office in Sacramento, being swept into office by an all male electorate before women attained the right to vote. Widow of a politician and . . . — Map (db m15621) HM
7California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — King of the Road!The Golden Gate’s Golden Age of Cycling
More than one hundred years ago, the bicycle was king of the road in San Francisco. The streets were filled with scorchers, bloomer girls, bone shakers, and wheelmen. More than one hundred years ago, the bicycle was king of the road in . . . — Map (db m72526) HM
8California (San Joaquin County), Lodi — Laura de Force Gordon1838 - 1907
A famous womens' rights activist, she began speaking on behalf of womens' rights in 1868. Laura ran for the California State Senate in 1871, long before women could vote. In 1873 she bought the first of several newspapers which she used as a forum . . . — Map (db m91788) HM
9California (Santa Clara County), Los Gatos — "The Cats"
In 1919, Charles Erskine Scott Wood and Sara Bard Field purchased a beautiful 34-acre site overlooking Los Gatos to establish a refuge for their creative pursuits. Here they commissioned Robert Treat Paine to create two large statures to mark the . . . — Map (db m92716) HM
10California (Santa Clara County), Morgan Hill — [Morgan Hill] Centennial ProjectA History Trail — Dedicated November 10, 2006 —
[The Morgan Hill Centennial Project is a very unusual ‘marker’. It was created to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the incorporation of the City of Morgan Hill. One starts at the center of the marker and then proceeds along an expanding spiral . . . — Map (db m46097) HM
11California (Santa Clara County), Palo Alto — 969 — Homesite of Sarah WallisMayfield Farm
Sarah Armstrong Wallis (1825–1905) was a pioneer in the campaign for women’s voting rights. In 1870 she was elected president of California’s first statewide suffrage organization which in 1873 incorporated as the California State Woman . . . — Map (db m2718) HM
12California (Santa Clara County), San Jose — Knox-Goodrich Building
This charming commercial structure was built in 1889 by Sarah Knox-Goodrich on property left to her by her first husband, Dr. William Knox, using sandstone from the quarry owned by her second husband, Levi Goodrich. Both men were important San José . . . — Map (db m30960) HM
13California (Santa Clara County), San Jose — 32 — San Jose Woman's Club
In December 1894, nine women met to form the San Jose Woman's Club . Supporting temperance and suffrage, the members also promoted education, community improvements and the arts. The club was opened to women of all creeds and nationalities. Today, . . . — Map (db m108410) HM
14California (Santa Cruz County), Santa Cruz — Georgiana Bruce Kirby1818 – 1887
An intellectual, humanitarian and suffragist, Georgiana raised her family in this house from 1854 until her death in 1887. Born in England and educated in the East by America’s leading thinkers and writers. She brought to California an intellectual . . . — Map (db m62441) HM
15Colorado (Denver County), Denver — 7e — National Woman Suffrage MovementWall Street of the Rockies — Seventeenth Street Denver, Colorado —
Until 1911, Denver was the largest city in the nation where women could vote. Western states, including Colorado, were among the first to give women the right to vote. In 1920, the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution guaranteed full . . . — Map (db m135444) HM
16Colorado (Denver County), Denver — The Women's Suffrage Association of Colorado
Was founded on this site at a meeting in the Unity Church on January 11, 1876. In 1893 Colorado became the second state in the Union to grant women the right to vote. — Map (db m135106) HM
17Colorado (Larimer County), Fort Collins — Auntie Stone Cabin
This two-story cabin is a classic example of American frontier log construction. Sixty-three year old Elizabeth "Auntie" Stone and her second husband Lewis arrived in this area in 1864. The Army granted them permission to build a private residence . . . — Map (db m51972) HM
18Delaware (New Castle County), Newark — Emalea Pusey Warner (1853-1948)
Emalea Pusey Warner was one of the most influential women in the history of the University of Delaware. She was the first woman appointed to its Board of Trustees, serving from 1928-42. The project closest to Mrs. Warner's heart was the . . . — Map (db m131148) HM
19Delaware (Sussex County), Milton — SC-207 — Governor Joseph Maull Carey
Born in Milton on January 19, 1845, he was the son of merchant Robert H. Carey and his wife, Susan. Educated in local schools, he later attended Union College and received his law degree from the University of Pennsylvania. An active supporter of . . . — Map (db m37728) HM
20District of Columbia (Washington), Anacostia — Frederick Douglass National Historic Site
Also known as Cedar Hill, this site encompasses the estate owned by Frederick Douglass from 1877 until his death in 1895. In honor of Douglass’ work as an author, orator, abolitionist, statesman, and civil rights leader, this site is designated a . . . — Map (db m40846) HM
21District of Columbia (Washington), Brightwood — 5 — Army Nurse Corps TrainingFormer Walter Reed Army Medical Center — Walking Tour —
Until the early 20th century, the Army largely relied on untrained civilian women for temporary medical care for the sick and wounded. Shortages in medical staff set the stage for greater involvement of women in Army medical care and made a . . . — Map (db m143701) HM
22District of Columbia (Washington), Capitol Hill — From June to December, 1917The Occoquan Steps
From June to December 1917 members of the National Woman's Party were imprisoned for picketing the White House to publicize the struggle to win the vote for Women. Those incarcerated in the District of Columbia's workhouse in Occoquan, Virginia . . . — Map (db m71336) HM
23District of Columbia (Washington), Dupont Circle — Dupont Circle Mural Key
Images Courtesy Of: Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division • DC Public Library, Washingtoniana Division • Heurich House Museum • Women's National Democratic Club Archives • Michael Cianciosi Private Collection, Potomac Bottle . . . — Map (db m110851) HM
24District of Columbia (Washington), Dupont Circle — Tomáš G. Masaryk
“He had the mind of a scholar, the figure of a sportsman, the bearing of an aristocrat, the position of a king. But he had the heart of a democrat. ...” Dorothy Thompson, NBC broadcast, September 24, 1957. . . . — Map (db m30417) HM
25District of Columbia (Washington), Judiciary Square — Pennsylvania Avenue — [The Newseum Terrace] —
[Panel 1] From the Capitol to the White House, Pennsylvania is “America’s Main Street,” a ceremonial avenue that for more than 200 years has provided a setting for the free expression that embodies the First Amendment. The . . . — Map (db m37255) HM
26District of Columbia (Washington), Penn Quarter — 5850-2019 — Alice Paul1885 - 1977
Suffragist Alice Stokes Paul (1885-1977) advocated a more militant strategy for the woman suffrage movement, which was decades old when she came along, and short on victories. With others she founded the National Woman's Party. She and her . . . — Map (db m141267) HM
27District of Columbia (Washington), Penn Quarter — Ida Wells-Barnett 1862 - 1921The Extra Mile — Points of Light Volunteer Pathway —
Ida Wells-Barnett crusaded aggressively for civil rights her entire life and was unafraid to exercise those rights when custom ran contrary to the law. Involved in many civil rights causes, she played leadership roles in the women’s suffrage . . . — Map (db m91878) HM
28District of Columbia (Washington), Penn Quarter — Jane Addams 1860 - 1935The Extra Mile — Points of Light Volunteer Pathway —
In 1889, with Ellen Gates Starr, Jane Addams founded Hull House in Chicago, one of the nation’s first settlement houses. It served as a community center for the poor and its success helped lead to the creation of hundreds of similar organizations in . . . — Map (db m91873) HM
29District of Columbia (Washington), Penn Quarter — Susan B. Anthony 1820 - 1906The Extra Mile — Points of light Volunteer Pathway —
Blessed with an industrious and self-disciplined spirit, Susan B. Anthony persevered through the prejudice and culture of her time to emerge as the architect of a movement which secured the passage of the 19th Amendment that gave women the right to . . . — Map (db m92190) HM
30District of Columbia (Washington), Tenleytown — 2 — A Country RoadTop of the Town — Tenleytown Heritage Trail —
Step back into the 19th century with a walk down Grant Road, ahead and to your left. This winding byway recalls Tenleytown’s farming past. In fact Grant Road’s undisturbed quality earned it National Historic District and DC Historic District . . . — Map (db m130920) HM
31Florida (Indian River County), Fellsmere — F-519 — Birthplace for Equal Suffrage for Women in Florida
“ The population of Fellsmere is of a high type of intelligence, with lofty ideals and wise execution. Progressive in all things, perhaps no better indication of the fact may be given than the unanimous vote of the town granting unrestricted . . . — Map (db m14303) HM
32Florida (Leon County), Tallahassee — F-393 — Governor John W. Martin House
John Martin was born in Plainfield, Marion County, Florida on June 21, 1884. He was admitted to the Florida Bar in 1914. He joined the Democratic Party and toured the state making speeches in support of President Woodrow Wilson before and during . . . — Map (db m79523) HM
33Georgia (DeKalb County), Lithonia — 044-88 — Rebecca Latimer Felton
Birthplace of Rebecca Ann Latimer (1835-1930), daughter of Chas. and Eleanor (Swift) Latimer, pioneer settles at this point on the Decatur-Covington road. Married in 1853 to Dr. William H. Felton, later Member of Congress and a trustee of the . . . — Map (db m33831) HM
34Georgia (Muscogee County), Columbus — Linwood Cemetery
A part of the 1828 plan of Columbus, Linwood contains graves of pioneer citizens and their descendents, as well as the tombs of some 200 Confederate soldiers. Among those buried here are Anna Caroline Benning (1853-1935), who formed the . . . — Map (db m46947) HM
35Georgia (Oconee County), Watkinsville — 108-6 — Jeannette Rankin’s Georgia Home
Jeannette Rankin (1880-1973) was the first woman to serve in Congress: being elected from Montana in 1916 before women had the right to vote in other states. She was active in women's suffrage and was a peace advocate who opposed all war. She was . . . — Map (db m14079) HM
36Illinois (Adams County), Quincy — Search for EqualityLooking for Lincoln
"Who shall say, I am the superior, and you are the inferior?" asked Lincoln in July 1858. The Lincoln-Douglas Debates focused on slavery. During the October 13th Quincy debate Lincoln affirmed: "...in the right to eat the bread . . . — Map (db m58798) HM
37Illinois (St. Clair County), Belleville — Carrie Thomas Alexander-Bahrenburg1861-1929 — Progressive Activist —
Daughter of prominent civic leader Colonel John Thomas, Alexander-Bahrenburg in 1887 took over management of Belleville Citizen's Horse Railway. In 1900 she was elected one of the first female trustees of the University of Illinois. She became in . . . — Map (db m152949) HM
38Indiana (Allen County), Fort Wayne — Emerine Jane Holman Hamilton1810 - 1889 — Pioneer in Religion, Education, Philanthropy, Reform —
She encouraged local efforts to form First Presbyterian Church, establish a public library, support the national Women's Suffrage Movement, and donated land for Fort Wayne's first African-American church. The Hamilton Estate on Clinton Street . . . — Map (db m16967) HM
39Indiana (Marion County), Indianapolis — May Wright Sewell
Born in Wisconsin, May Wright Sewall earned bachelor's and master's degrees from North Western Female College in Illinois. In the early 1870s, she moved with her first husband to Franklin, Ind., where she became a high school principal. He died . . . — Map (db m132828) HM
40Indiana (Marion County), Indianapolis — Sewall House
May Wright Sewall (1844-1920) was an educator, cultural leader, and organizer of the woman's suffragette movement in Indianapolis. She formed the Art Association of Indianapolis, which became the John Herron Institute and later became the IU Herron . . . — Map (db m132713) HM
41Indiana (Marion County), Indianapolis — Susan B. Anthony(February 15, 1820 - March 13, 1906)
The second of seven children of a Quaker cotton manufacturer and abolitionist, Susan Brownell Anthony learned to read and write at just 3 years old. Her father structured her upbringing around self-discipline, principled beliefs and self-respect. . . . — Map (db m132842) HM
42Indiana (Marion County), Indianapolis — 49.2004.4 — Zerelda G. Wallace
Born August 6, 1817 in Kentucky and came to Indianapolis with her family in the early 1830s. Was a charter member of the Church of Christ (later Central Christian Church) 1833. Married David Wallace (later governor) 1836. Was first president of . . . — Map (db m4629) HM
43Indiana (Randolph County), Winchester — 68 2013.1 — Amanda Way
Born in Randolph Co. circa 1828 to Quaker family, Way was advocate for women’s rights and temperance. Founding member of Indiana Woman’s Rights Association, 1851; participant in “Whisky Riot” here, 1854; and nurse in Civil War. She . . . — Map (db m120249) HM
44Indiana (Randolph County), Winchester — 68.2010.1 — Randolph County Quakers
(Side One) When this meeting house was dedicated 1898, membership in Quarterly Meeting of Friends at Winchester was largest in the world. Migration of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) into this area began 1814 with the arrival . . . — Map (db m69283) HM
45Indiana (Wayne County), Centerville — 89.2013.1 — George Washington Julian
(Side One) A political leader defined by his moral convictions, Julian (1817-1899) advocated for abolition, equal rights and land reform, during a period marked by slavery, Civil War, monopolies, and discrimination against blacks, . . . — Map (db m69282) HM
46Indiana (Wayne County), Dublin — 89.2003.1 — Indiana’s First Woman’s Rights Convention
A convention was called for by reform-minded Congregational Friends meeting at Greensboro, Henry County, January 1851. Convention held October 14-15, 1851 at Dublin adopted resolutions for political, social, and financial rights for women. Women and . . . — Map (db m270) HM
47Iowa (Dallas County), Waukee — 24 — Historic Des Moines / Noted Des Moines Residents
The fork of the Des Moines and Raccoon Rivers was recognized as an ideal site a military post as early 1834. Fort Des Moines was established in 1843, but was abandoned in 1846 following the treaty whereby the Sauk and Mesquakie Indians relinquished . . . — Map (db m33004) HM
48Iowa (Polk County), Mitchellville — 23 — Historic Des Moines / Noted Des Moines Residents
The fork of the Des Moines and Raccoon Rivers was recognized as an ideal site a military post as early 1834. Fort Des Moines was established in 1843, but was abandoned in 1846 following the treaty whereby the Sauk and Mesquakie Indians relinquished . . . — Map (db m33009) HM
49Iowa (Pottawattamie County), Underwood — Historic Council Bluffs / Noted Council Bluffs Residents
The Council Bluffs area was the scene of such important events in Iowa history as the explorations of Lewis and Clark, the Mormon Trail, the Missouri River steamboat traffic and the railroad industry. Francois Guittar established the first white . . . — Map (db m33290) HM
50Iowa (Pottawattamie County), Underwood — Historic Council Bluffs / Noted Council Bluffs Residents
The Council Bluffs area was the scene of such important events in Iowa history as the explorations of Lewis and Clark, the Mormon Trail, the Missouri River steamboat traffic and the railroad industry. Francois Guittar established the first white . . . — Map (db m33291) HM
51Iowa (Worth County), Northwood — Historic Northern Iowa / Carrie Lane Chapman Catt - (1859 - 1947)
Side A Northern Iowa landforms result from the action of 3 separate glacial ice sheets. Clear Lake, south of here, is one of the many Iowa lakes formed by glacial action. Pilot Knob, a glacially formed hill west of here, is one of highest . . . — Map (db m23264) HM
52Kansas (Leavenworth County), Fort Leavenworth — Elizabeth Schenck Smith House
This building is dedicated to the memory of Mrs. Elizabeth Schenck Smith, the daughter and wife of Army officers. In 1920, Mrs. Smith founded the Fort Leavenworth Women's Club, the forerunner of today's Wives' Club. Agendas included women's . . . — Map (db m66675) HM
53Kansas (Leavenworth County), Leavenworth — 13 — The AnthonysHistoric Wayside Tour #13
Daniel Read Anthony, born on February 15, 1820 and his sister, Susan Brownell Anthony, born on August 22, 1824, had tremendous influence over the course of events in Kansas and the nation. Daniel's influence was felt through his newspaper and Susan . . . — Map (db m42150) HM
54Kansas (Shawnee County), Topeka — Corridor of Flags
Delaware, 1st State December 7, 1787 1609 • Henry Hudson visited Delaware Bay 1638 • Swedish colonists established Fort Christina, Delaware's first permanent settlement, and founded the colony of New Sweden 1655 • Dutch captured New . . . — Map (db m47214) HM
55Kentucky (Boyd County), Catlettsburg — 2136 — Mary Elliott Flanery
The first woman elected to Kentucky legislature, 1921. Mary E. Flanery elected to House of Representatives from Boyd County. She had worked for woman suffrage; was concerned with marriage and divorce laws and educational reform. At her death, . . . — Map (db m126102) HM
56Kentucky (Boyle County), Danville — 4 — Dr. Mary E. Britton
Physician & teacher spoke here at 1887 State Assoc. of Colored Teachers Meeting advocating women's suffrage. Speech in national newspaper. — Map (db m132656) HM
57Kentucky (Fayette County), Lexington — 1876 — Madeline M. Breckinridge / Kentucky Suffrage Leader
Madeline M. Breckinridge This descendant of Henry Clay and Ephraim McDowell was born 1872 in Franklin Co.; grew up at "Ashland," Clay's home; and married Desha Breckinridge, editor of Lexington Herald. Ill with tuberculosis, she promoted its . . . — Map (db m35846) HM
58Kentucky (Jefferson County), Louisville — 2173 — First Unitarian Church
Founded in 1830, First Unitarian Church has been active in civil-rights movements as well as community-wide initiatives. Several fires have damaged the church. Including one in 1985 which left only the stone walls. Each time it has been rebuilt by . . . — Map (db m104729) HM
59Kentucky (Jefferson County), Louisville — 1 — Susan Look Avery
1817-1915. Woman's rights leader, founded Louisville Woman's Suffrage Assoc. in 1889 & the Woman's Club of Louisville in 1890. — Map (db m132657) HM
60Kentucky (Madison County), Richmond — 1872 — Frances E. Beauchamp / Prohibition Advocate(1857-1923)
Marker Front:Frances E. Beauchamp (1857-1923)This Madison Co. native spearheaded the antiliquor crusade in Ky. and was a leading figure in temperance movement nationwide. A protegee of famed Frances E. Willard, Beauchamp lectured on dry . . . — Map (db m30584) HM
61Kentucky (Mason County), Maysville — Shackleford Residence
Before the Civil War Dr. John Shackleford lived here and practiced medicine next door. In the late 19th and early 20th century James H. Hall, president of the James H. Hall Plow Factory resided here. By 1913 Michael S. Flarity had purchased the . . . — Map (db m123613) HM
62Maine (Kennebec County), Augusta — 18 — Granite Block / Un Bâtiment en granitThe Museum in the Streets
Amid the destruction of the 1865 Great Fire, a new and magnificent building was already rising. Granite Block, built at the corner of Water Street and Market Square, was a three-story edifice faced with granite. The third floor had a 1500 seat . . . — Map (db m111087) HM
63Maine (York County), Saco — Dr. Laura Black Stickney, 1879-1961Saco Main Street Museum Walk
Dr. Laura Black Stickney promoted public health, women’s suffrage, and ran for mayor during her 50 years of Saco civic leadership. Born September 8, 1879 in Porter, Maine, Laura May Black learned to read in a one-room school house, directly . . . — Map (db m55690) HM
64Maine (York County), Saco — Sarah Fairfield Hamilton, 1831-1909Saco Main Street Museum Walk
Sarah Fairfield Hamilton was a founder of the local chapter of the Women's Educational and Industrial Union, and led that organization to create Saco's first kindergarten, a nursery for mill workers' children, summer park programs and other . . . — Map (db m55721) HM
65Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Annapolis — A Community LegacyWest Street — The Banneker-Douglass Museum —
1984 Banneker-Douglass Museum As the official museum of African-American history and culture for the State of Maryland, the Banneker-Douglass Museum is dedicated to discovering documenting, preserving and promoting . . . — Map (db m114557) HM
66Maryland (Baltimore), Bromo Arts District — Striving for Civil Liberties: The Progressives of Mount Vernon
Baltimore’s wealthy not only created the rich architectural setting of Mount Vernon Place, but pioneered modern philanthropy. With the founding of the George Peabody Institute in 1857, George Peabody influenced many other wealthy Baltimoreans . . . — Map (db m79854) HM
67Maryland (Baltimore), Upton — 8 — Suffrage LeadersRoad to the 19th Amendment — National Votes for Women Trail —
Augusta Chissell & Margaret Hawkins held meetings of African American women's suffrage clubs here in their neighboring homes 1915-1916. — Map (db m143007) HM
68Maryland (Baltimore County), Overlea — Women's Suffrage
Before the 19th Amendment was passed in 1920, American women were not guaranteed the right to vote. The National American Woman Suffrage Association organized a large parade in Washington, DC. for March 3, 1913. On February 12, a group of women . . . — Map (db m74356) HM
69Maryland (Baltimore County), Towson — Goucher CollegeNational Votes for Women Trail — Road to the 19th Amendment —
Faculty & students campaigned for women’s suffrage, hosted suffrage seekers & marched in Washington DC 1913. Students picketed White House 1917. — Map (db m145894) HM
70Maryland (Carroll County), Westminster — None — Just Government League
Established in 1909, became largest organization in Maryland advocating for women’s suffrage. Local chapters were founded throughout the state including in Westminster in 1913. By 1915 statewide membership numbered 17,000. The League’s campaign . . . — Map (db m139586) HM
71Maryland (Dorchester County), Church Creek — Finding FreedomNational Underground Railroad Network to Freedom
The Call of Freedom Dorchester County occupies a central place in the story of the Underground Railroad, the secret network of “stations” and “conductors” assisting hundreds of enslaved African Americans to reach . . . — Map (db m78804) HM
72Maryland (Garrett County), Oakland — Garrett County Pilgrimage
"Suffrage hikes" were an effective tactic in gaining publicity and support for women's right to vote. From June 16-27, 1914, seven women from Baltimore crisscrossed Garrett County on foot. Marching nearly 100 miles and visiting 14 towns to spread . . . — Map (db m152754) HM
73Maryland (Kent County), Still Pond — Maryland’s First Women Voters
In the village of Still Pond, twelve years before the 19th Amendment established women’s suffrage, Mary Jane Clark Howard, Anne Baker Maxwell and Lillie Deringer Kelley cast their ballots in the municipal election of 1908. That year, an act for . . . — Map (db m3052) HM
74Maryland (Prince George's County), Hyattsville — Suffrage Motorcade
On July 31, 1913, "Couriers to Congress" from across the nation converged at the nearby Hyattsville baseball park. Carrying 75,000 signatures demanding immediate action on a constitutional amendment enfranchising women. Hyattsville residents warmly . . . — Map (db m137926) HM
75Maryland (Prince George's County), Hyattsville — The Constitution / The 19th Amendment
The Constitution The colonists had been bristling under British rule for ten years when the First Continental Congress convened in the Fall of 1774. On April 19, 1775, the Revolution began, and by the end of 1777, the Congress had written . . . — Map (db m145907) HM
76Maryland (St. Mary's County), St. Mary's City — In 1648 Margaret Brent Asks for “Vote...And Voyce”
Margaret Brent (ca. 1601–1671), a Catholic gentlewoman, lived in Maryland from 1638 to 1650. In June 1647 the dying governor, Leonard Calvert, made her executrix of his estate with power to pay the soldiers he had hired to put down a . . . — Map (db m950) HM
77Maryland (St. Mary's County), St. Mary's City — Laura Maryland Carpenter BlinnMistress Margaret Brent
The National Society, Daughters of Founders and Patriots of America placed this tablet in honor of our National President 1952–1955 Laura Maryland Carpenter Blinn, born in St. Mary’s County and whose ancestors landed here with the Lord . . . — Map (db m951) HM
78Maryland (St. Mary's County), St. Mary's City — Margaret Brent Hall1840 - 1951
St. Mary's Seminary Junior College Erected as a faculty residence hall by the General Assembly of Maryland in tribute to Mistress Margaret Brent May 1, 1954 — Map (db m138935) HM
79Maryland (St. Mary's County), St. Mary's City — Margaret Brent Pilgrimage
Following the example of the "Army of the Hudson," whose members marched over 200 miles from New York to Washington in early 1913 to gain support for women's suffrage, in the summer of 1915 Maryland suffragists journeyed by covered wagon from . . . — Map (db m138928) HM
80Maryland (St. Mary's County), St. Mary's City — St. John's and the Wider World
The 1600s were a dynamic period in the development of the New World and England's growing empire. English colonies became firmly established in America, a civil ware led to the beheading of England's king, and race-based slavery developed in . . . — Map (db m140632) HM
81Maryland (Talbot County), Easton — Frederick Douglass1817 - 1895 — Negro Patriot —
Attained freedom and devoted his life and talents to the abolition of slavery and the cause of universal suffrage. Visited England in 1845 and in 1859. Won many prominent friends abroad and at home. Was U. S. Marshall for the District of Columbia . . . — Map (db m87682) HM
82Massachusetts (Berkshire County), Adams — Susan Brownell AnthonyFebruary 15, 1820 - March 13, 1906 — Born Adams, Massachusetts —
In recognition of her outstanding leadership as a pioneer crusader for woman's rights and equality. Miss Anthony's life was rooted in the nineteenth century struggle to reform American democracy and society. Her campaign for woman's suffrage . . . — Map (db m118588) HM
83Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Concord — Two Revolutions
The 18th-century American Revolution was followed by a 19th-century literary revolution in Concord, which advanced our ideas of individual liberty and equality. Concord authors such as Ralph Waldo Emerson, Louisa May Alcott, Henry David Thoreau and . . . — Map (db m45234) HM
84Massachusetts (Worcester County), West Brookfield — Birthplace of Lucy Stone
Lucy Stone’s determined vision for girls’ and women’s equality was incubated in her home at this site. A young girl who resented her mother’s life of drudgery and no respect, Lucy helped with the housework and resolved to change the way women . . . — Map (db m107669) HM
85Michigan (Calhoun County), Marshall — 2161 — Mary Miller / Hillside
(Front) This house, built for local attorney Henry W. Taylor and long owned by the Schuyler family, was also home to Mary "Mazie" Miller (1871-1941) and her husband, Craig. An outspoken suffragette and Republican political activist, Miller . . . — Map (db m28451) HM
86Michigan (Mecosta County), Green Charter Township — S720 — Anna Howard Shaw
Side 1 As a child in 1859, suffragist Anna Howard Shaw (1847-1919) moved with her family from Massachusetts to Mecosta County. Her father soon returned east with two of his sons, leaving behind his wife and four younger children . . . — Map (db m106786) HM
87Michigan (Oakland County), Farmington — S371 — Gov. Fred M. Warner
This large white Civil War Era house in the center of Farmington's historic district has been the residence of the Warner family for many decades. Here lived Fred M. Warner, governor of Michigan from 1905 to 1911. Born in England in 1865, Warner . . . — Map (db m85141) HM
88Michigan (Washtenaw County), Ann Arbor — Social and Political Change on South University
When local merchants began the Ann Arbor Art Fair in July 1960, South University catered to both townspeople and students. During 40 years of social and political change, the fair grew into a city-wide extravaganza. In the twentieth century, as . . . — Map (db m109062) HM
89Mississippi (Marshall County), Holly Springs — Ida B. Wells-Barnett(1862-1931) — Famed African-American journalist, educator, suffragette, and human rights activist. —
Born the eldest child to Elizabeth and James Wells, she grew up in Holly Springs, and attended Shaw University, now Rust College. She was a reformer who insisted on economic and political resistance to oppression. She became head of a household at . . . — Map (db m136680) HM
90Missouri (Jackson County), Kansas City — Kansas City Athenaeum
This building was erected in 1914 and has continuously been the home of the Kansas City Athenaeum, one of the oldest and largest federated women's clubs in Missouri. Familiar names among the 71 chapter members were: Mary Harmon Weeks, founder of . . . — Map (db m87317) HM
91Montana (Missoula County), Missoula — Rankin Hall
Built in 1908 as the University Library, this neoclassical building was Architect A. J. Gibson's fifth and final contribution to campus. In 1983 it was renamed in honor of 1902 graduate, suffragette and pacifist Jeannette Rankin (1880-1973). . . . — Map (db m144098) HM
92Nebraska (Thayer County), Hebron — 433 — Thayer County
The boundaries of the future Thayer County were first defined in 1856, and the county was named Jefferson. In 1867 Jones County to the east was attached. The legislature in 1871 divided the single large county into two, naming the western county . . . — Map (db m79885) HM
93Nevada (Clark County), Las Vegas — 190 — Original Homesite of a Las Vegas Pioneer: Charles 'Pop’ Squires, 1865-1958
Charles "Pop" Squires, often referred to as "the Father of Las Vegas" lived at this location, with his wife, Delphine, from 1931 until his death 1958. Squires first arrived in the Las Vegas Valley in February 1905. He and his partners established . . . — Map (db m131061) HM
94New Hampshire (Merrimack County), Concord — Nathaniel & Armenia WhiteDowntown Concord — Est. 1725 —
Abolitionists, Suffragists & Philanthropists Fifteen-year-old Nathaniel White arrived in Concord, virtually penniless, to work as a clerk in a Main Street hotel. Six years later, in 1832, he had saved sufficiently to become a partner . . . — Map (db m115905) HM
95New Hampshire (Merrimack County), Concord — 0147 — White Park
One of the oldest municipal parks in New Hampshire, White Park was conveyed to the city by Armenia White in 1884, in memory of her husband Nathaniel. Mr. White, a founder of The American Express Company, was a prominent businessman, legislator, . . . — Map (db m134450) HM
96New Jersey (Bergen County), Fort Lee — Preserving the Palisades
Through the 1890s, quarries blasted the Palisades for stone to make gravel and concrete. The largest of these, Carpenter Brothers’ quarry, was just south of here (background photograph and B). Many thousands of tons of broken rock were taken . . . — Map (db m47511) HM
97New Jersey (Burlington County), Mount Laurel — Alice Stokes PaulWomen's Heritage Trail
Alice Stokes Paul (1885-1977) was born and spent her childhood years in this farmhouse, Paulsdale. She grew up in a Quaker family with a tradition of activism in education and public service and a strong belief in equality. Alice Paul dedicated her . . . — Map (db m35780) HM
98New Jersey (Burlington County), Mount Laurel — Paulsdale
The birthplace and family home of Alice Stokes Paul (1885-1977), 20th century international women's rights leader. As founder of the National Women's Party, Dr. Paul played a central role in the final struggle for women's suffrage, and authored the . . . — Map (db m35784) HM
99New Jersey (Burlington County), Mount Laurel — Paulsdale
Paulsdale has been designated a National Historic Landmark This site possesses national significance in commemorating the history of the United States of America. This is the birthplace of Alice Stokes Paul, suffragist, . . . — Map (db m92472) HM
100New Jersey (Essex County), Newark — Karr/Milburn HouseHistoric Site
Built in 1893, this house served the Karr and Milburn families for more than 90 years. Lucy Karr Milburn (1895-1998), was a lifelong champion of human rights, a high school teacher, and a poet. Before World War I she marched for women's suffrage . . . — Map (db m70172) HM

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