Fire Tried - Utah Women’s Service in WWI

Maud May Fitch served as an ambulance driver in World War I. She was only one of several Utah women who descended into “the very vortex of the greatest conflict in the history of the world” to have their “heart and soul fire tried,” sometimes fatally, on behalf of their country.

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Neylan Mcbaine
Contention at the Convention

Filing into the Salt Lake City and County building in the spring of 1895, Utah women thought they had it in the bag. They had been working for years to build support for universal suffrage in the state constitution. And finally, the day arrived that the issue would be debated at the state constitutional convention.

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Neylan Mcbaine
A Mother's Influence

On this day in history, August 18, 1920, Tennessee’s youngest state representative, Harry T. Burn, sat in his Nashville hotel room, poring over a letter from his mother. Read about how this letter changed history.

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Neylan Mcbaine
The Suffrage Resolution at Seneca Falls

On July 19, 1848, in the opening speech of the Seneca Falls Convention, Elizabeth Cady Stanton declared, “We [women] now demand the right to vote.” Her audience applauded her gumption. But when she later presented the ninth resolution in her Declaration of Sentiments, “Resolved, That it is the duty of the women of this country to secure to themselves their sacred right to the elective franchise,” they recognized her statement for what it was: A call to action. Few felt ready to answer.

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Neylan Mcbaine