Wyoming, a surprising advocate for women's rightsby Joanne Mallett on 06/25/12
Welcome to my blog about my journey! I am traveling around the United States looking for statues of historic women. I have now photographed over 50 statues; a friend suggested that I add some narrative about this journey, thus the blog.
In addition to the wonderful statue of Esther Hobart Morris in front of the Wyoming State Capitol, in Cheyenne, I learned a lot today about the state of Wyoming. In 1869 Wyoming granted women the right to vote, the first US governmental body to do so! The state seal itself carries the slogan "EQUAL RIGHTS" at the very top, on a banner draped over the shoulders of a woman.