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October 12, 2015 8:14 AM   Subscribe

How the women of Umatilla, Oregon took over the city's government - in 1916.
posted by Chrysostom (6 comments total) 23 users marked this as a favorite
This is beautiful. Yay Oregon!
posted by corb at 8:47 AM on October 12, 2015

I love how they waited until late in the day, so none of them men got early word on the ladies' turnout.
posted by Nelson at 8:52 AM on October 12, 2015 [1 favorite]

Well that was a lovely way to start my day, thanks for posting!
posted by WalkerWestridge at 9:09 AM on October 12, 2015

I love that they succeeded in their plan and also in their governance. I hate that the newspaper called them "Mrs. Roy" and "Mrs. Robert" and all the rest. I am glad that custom is on the decline, although I still see "Mr. and Mrs. Robert" in some situations. I have probably written it myself in the past, but not for years, and certainly never again.
posted by fritley at 9:36 AM on October 12, 2015

A bit of local history I wasn't aware of. Very cool.
posted by wallabear at 12:09 PM on October 12, 2015

What a cool story! Thanks so much for sharing this.
posted by starscream at 9:24 AM on October 13, 2015

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