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Wisconsin and the 19th Amendment

Although not directly conservation related, two of my favorite subjects are woman’s suffrage and dolls, so it is fitting today on the centennial celebration of Wisconsin’s ratification of the 19th Amendment to the federal Constitution, American Girl Doll‘s has created a doll just to commemorate the celebration. It can be seen this afternoon at the State capital and then will move onto the Wisconsin Historical Society until later this fall. She is wearing the parade tunic worn by Wisconsin suffrage supporters during the Republican National convention in Chicago, Illinois in 1916.

The work to grant all women full voting rights was carried out by many dedicated and passionate women of Wisconsin starting in the 1840s and culminating on June 10, 1919 when Wisconsin became …

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