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Odd Wisconsin Archive

Cast Her First Vote at Age 106


With the primary season well underway, it's good to remember that half of Wisconsin citizens were denied the right to vote until 1920. As soon as Wisconsin women secured the right to vote, they turned out in large numbers. 106-year-old Louise Thiers' understated comment - - "I've waited a good many years for this opportunity" - - represented the feelings of thousands of new voters in 1920. Discover her story and see pictures of other women who voted for the first time in 1920 in Wisconsin Local History and Biography Articles. The story of how women won the vote is told at Turning Points in Wisconsin History.
:: Posted in Curiosities on January 13, 2008
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