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Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Daily Photo ~ Signs, Signs ~ 6-22-11

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Of all the visits I have made to Still Pond to visit my daughter, it wasn’t until this last time that I noticed this most interesting historical marker. I was really taken aback by it, and decided to take a picture to share with the rest of you. These women were ahead of their time so here is hats off to Mary Jane, Anne, and Lillie for casting those first votes for the rest of us back in 1908.



"Why is a woman to be treated differently? Woman suffrage will succeed, 
despite this miserable guerilla opposition.”
 ~ Victoria Woodhull

"In 1872, Victoria Woodhullbegan her campaign for President. Her running mate was abolitionist, former slave and intellectual Frederick Douglass.    At that time, women weren’t even allowed to vote yet, she was running for president.”


This post is linked to Lesley’s Signs, Signs.


19 comments:

  1. Wow - pretty amazing women!

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  2. what a great sign to commemorate some wonderful (and undoubtedly brave) women!

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  3. Truly a great find Genie!
    Thank you for sharing it here.

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  4. creating things from fabric and fiber,
    I see from your profile above, and naturally you were interested in my niece "Thing", besides you being a teacher.

    I don't know if Arlene will let me blog about it, her older sis said she contributed to making it, so when Arlene gets her degree, she should give 1/2 of it to her.

    What university course requires her to do a Thing like that, I don't know. I don't think she is in fine arts,

    I only think of Dr Suess and the thing,

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  5. Great marker! And Still Pond should indeed be proud of being ahead of the times.

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  6. great sign Genie, thanks for sharing it and the nod to those "ahead of their time" women. I notice too that voting rights were given to taxpayers. guess that meant landowners only, huh? how far we've come. have a great day Genie.

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  7. It is hard to believe how things once were and then you hear how women are not allowed to drive in Saudi Arabia and you realize how much remains to be done!

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  8. I will eternally grateful to the early suffragettes for making my life easier. Great sign. Yet we still have a long way to go, baby!

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  9. An intriguing sign! These women should be remembered!

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  10. I wonder what they had to go through during that election - I imagine they were still vilified by sone, even with that right to vote. Great sign.

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  11. glad you noticed this sign this time. thanks for sharing.

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  12. Thanks for the interesting history.

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  13. Wow! A piece of history that many people don't know about! Thanks for that!

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  14. Very interesting! It's cool that it predated them getting the right to vote on national and state elections.

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  15. A very interesting piece of history, thanks for sharing.

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  16. a great marker to pay tribute to the amazing women of Still Pond.

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  17. Yay for the ladies who helped get us where we are today....women rock!!

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  18. Wow, this is one wonderful sign and a powerful message for all of us!!!

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