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A Town Run by Women

KanabLast month we blogged about the anniversary of the 19th Amendment, which gave women the right to vote. As mentioned in that post, women in Utah were allowed to vote well before the federal constitutional amendment was passed. In 1912, that may have helped the southern Utah town of Kanab elect an all-woman government: mayor, council and clerk.

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Pictured: Kanab town board, 1912-14 (L-R) Luella McAllister (treasurer), Blanche Hamblin (councilor), Mary Elizabeth Wooley Howard Chamberlain (mayor), Tamar Hamblin (clerk) and Ada Seegmiller (councilor).
Photo from http://historyforkids.utah.gov/homework_help/counties/kane.html.

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