Monday, October 1, 2012

1912 Kentucky Women Make Entrance into Politics

Daily Public Ledger
Maysville, Kentucky
October 1, 1912

MAYSVILLE WOMEN


Make Grand Entre Into Politics - Republicans, Democrats and Bull Mooser


For the first time in the history of Maysville women entered the various registering booths this morning and went through the ordeal, Spartan-like, in mingling with the sterner sex in exercising their newly-attained right of suffrage.


When one of the fair sex made her appearance in the booth the men rightfully and gallantly stepped aside and gave them their places in rotation.

In the Third Ward the first three women to register were Miss Amy Phister, Democrat, Mrs. H.C. Sharp, Republican, and Mrs. Eugene Mers, Progressive.




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