Tuesday, November 04, 2008

ELECTION DAY AND HEADING OUT TO VOTE

Picture of 1912 Suffrage March, New York City



WOMEN'S SUFFRAGE:

Before 1917, the only states in the Union that granted the vote to women were in the West. Women were granted the right to vote in Wyoming Territory in 1869; Utah Territory in 1870; Washington Territory in 1883, state of Wyoming in 1890; Colorado in 1893 and in Utah in 1896. As a result: the first woman elected to Congress was Jeannette Rankin of Montana; first elected mayor was Mary Howard of Kanab, Utah; the first elected mayor of a major city was Bertha Landes of Seattle, Washington; the first elected governors were Miriam "Ma" Ferguson of Texas and Nellie Taylor Ross of Wyoming.
(Text Content From Outlaw Women)

7 comments:

Betsy said...

My, we've come a long way! :)

willow said...

Great post, Rebecca. It's hard to believe that there was actually a time when women couldn't vote, isn't it?

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

Such a privilege to cast my vote today. I am thankful for the women who fought so hard for my right to do so!

Kalianne@BygoneBeauty said...

Hi Rebecca! I was so happy to find your comment this morning. It's great to be back and visiting with you again. I hope your spirits lift soon! Is it the election results? I felt so sad and bewildered after our elecions last year.

Thank you for sharing about the suffragettes. It's unthinkable to our generation that there was a actually a time when women couldn't vote. 'Outlaw Women' sounds like a great book!

Hugs,
Kalianne :-o)

Rebecca said...

Kalianne, I'm so glad to see that you've returned...I liked the title, "Outlaw Women", too..

Yes, I am melancholy about it all but I have faith that God will work it all out for His glory.

Thanks for stopping by! Your news is wonderful and I can imagine how excited you must be to be moving closer to friends and family...I have no idea where the Navy will be moving us in 3 1/2 years but I know it will be an adventure:^)..I told my husband's boss( Master Chief) that I really hope we get based in Charleston, SC but we'll see...

Rebecca said...

Betsy, Willow, and Pamela

It is hard to believe that there ever was that time and we have come so far...We owe so very much to those women...

This year's results were certainly historic as well. I think all Americans can be proud of that regardless of who we supported.

Lavinia said...

Catching up here, Rebecca. I have read quite a bit on the long, arduous battle of our female ancestors to obtain the right to vote. It never fails to move me, when I think of it. How they struggled and perservered. We women owe it to each and every one of them, to honour their efforts, to get out there and vote!