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In Years Past

March 1, 2014
The Post-Journal

In 1914, a good-sized audience assembled in mass meeting Friday evening in the Jamestown City Hall to listen to able speakers on the subject of Women's Suffrage. The hall was attractively decorated with the national colors, that blended beautifully with the purple, white and green banners of the Women's Political Union, the organization under whose auspices the speakers appeared. Lucia T. Henderson presided and in her introductory remarks reviewed something of the history of the equal franchise movement in Jamestown. It was in 1885 that a little band of earnest women founded the first club for the cause in this city and shortly afterwards a full county organization was effected. There were enthusiastic meetings at the local opera house as well as the great amphitheater at Chautauqua.



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