National Women's History Project – National Women's History Alliance Fall Auction
Auction Ends: Nov 20, 2018 08:00 PM PST

Woman Suffrage

California Centennial Set

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$20 USD to mwheelock
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3  -  Bid History

Item Description

California Centennial Celebration Set

In 1911 the National Women's History Project joined the campaign to organize a state-wide celebration of the 100th anniversary of California women winning the right to vote.

Proposition 4  - Senate Constitutional Amendment No. 8 - granting California women the right to vote was proposed by the California State Legislature and placed on the October 10, 1911 ballot. Determined suffragists drove from small town to small town in every county across the state sometimes in a fancy blue convertible attracting crowds who listened to their speeches.

On the day of the election determined women across the state woke up at 4:00 a.m. to insure passage. Some collected brochures to hand out near voting places to hopefully influence the undecided voter; others stood watch at the polls to insure all of the votes were counted; and others grabbed the keys to the family car and throughout the day drove men identified as supportive to the polls to be sure every vote for suffrage was cast that day.

Included in the set are 30 California Centennial bookmarks, a California Centennial purple and gold sash, and a program from the special Cenennial celebration in Sacramento on October 10, 2011


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