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A secret woman suffrage club in Richland Center in 1882

How Earliest Enthusiasts Led Sisters

In 1882, a group of women in Richland Center formed a club devoted--secretly--to suffrage. As the wives of prominent businessmen, these women felt that their husbands would not approve of their activities, so they operated publicly as a social and philanthropic club. In this article, Mary Elizabeth Hussong looks at the history of the club and its development into a more public suffrage organization.

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Related Topics: The Progressive Era
The Woman's Suffrage Movement
Creator: Hussong, Mary Elizabeth
Pub Data: Milwaukee Journal. 21 December 1924. Wisconsin Historical Society.
Citation: Hussong, Mary Elizabeth. "How Earliest Enthusiasts Led Sisters." Milwaukee Journal. (21 December 1924); Online facsimile at:; Visited on: 4/24/2014
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