WOW Museum: The Struggle for Women's Suffrage


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1869-   William Bright sponsors suffrage bill before Wyoming Territorial Legislature; Governor John A. Campbell signs bill approving full suffrage for women.

1870-   Eliza A. "Grandma" Swain of Laramie casts first female vote in Wyoming; Esther Morris and Caroline Neil appointed justices of the peace of Sweetwater County.

1890-   Wyoming statehood approved by Congress.

1924-   Nellie Tayloe Ross elected governor of Wyoming.

Mrs. Smith of Glenrock, Wyoming
Mrs. Smith of Glenrock, Wyoming poses with bobcat, circa 1890.
Wyoming State Archives

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