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Austin, NV Gets 5th NVWT Pomeroy Marker for State

By May 2, 2022 No Comments

The cold and snow did not stall the fifth installation of a suffrage marker in Austin, Nevada on March 10, 2022. The collaboration between the NCWHS and the Pomeroy Foundation recognized educator Frances Williamson for her work building interest in the woman suffrage campaign in 1894 with the formation of the Lucy Stone Non-Partisan Equal Suffrage League in Austin.

(Left to right: Marcia Cuccaro, Patti Bernard (back), Debbie Hinman, Joy Orlich, Mona Reno of the Nevada Women’s History Project)

This group, later renamed the Nevada Woman Suffrage Association, petitioned the legislature, gave speeches during legislative sessions, and wrote letters to newspaper editors in support of woman suffrage.

(Mona Reno (left) of the NV Women’s History Project and Lander Commissioner Patsy Waits)

The Austin suffrage marker was the result of a collaboration between the NCWHS, Mona Reno of the Nevada Women’s History Project, and Lander County Commissioner Patsy Waits.

Submitted by Jo Goodwin, NV NVWT State Coordinator