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South Pass City WY women's rights' history (#0018)

South Pass City WY women's rights' history (#0018)
This is the home and office of the first woman justice, a justice of the peace, Esther Hobar Morris. The monument says 'first woman justice of the peace in the world', which I suspect may be a semantical distinction from women in other societies who had similar levels of authority but may not have had the same title. BUT, it's still remarkable there here she was, in quite rural Wyoming, the first female judge, in 1870. AND, she took part in passing the first suffrage (right to vote) law in the U.S., for the territory of Wyoming (Wyoming became a state in 1890). See: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Esther_Hobart_Morris

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Doug Wall
Doug Wall
Boy, she looks a toughie :-)
22 months ago.
Don Barrett (aka DBs… has replied to Doug Wall
That's how she kept the peace...
22 months ago.
Meadowmom
Meadowmom
and Wyoming had a bunch of uppity females...my favorite cattle rustler (who was eventually hanged) was also a Wyoming woman.
22 months ago.
Don Barrett (aka DBs… has replied to Meadowmom
:)
22 months ago.