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Laramie, Wyoming: Statue of First Woman in Wyoming to Vote

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Wyoming Women's History House

Address:
317 S. 2nd St., Laramie, WY
Directions:
Wyoming Women's History House. Downtown, on the east side of S. 2nd St., just north of its intersection with E. Garfield St.
Hours:
Visible from the street, although often gated. Local health policies may affect hours and access.
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Statue of First Woman in Wyoming to Vote

Louisa Ann Swain became the first woman to vote in a U.S. general election on Sep. 6, 1870. She did it in Laramie. Her bronze statue was unveiled in 2008.

Roadsideamerica.com Report... [06/11/2020]

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Statue of First Woman [in Wyoming] to Vote.

Statue of First Woman to Vote

We found out the plaque is actually incorrect! She is the first woman in Wyoming, not the U.S. The museum staff shared this information with us.

[Dave Turner, 06/26/2024]

Note the phrase "in a general election." Some women in New Jersey and Utah did vote earlier, but those states restricted the power of women votes in tricky legal ways. Plus, none of those women had a yeast bucket story, worthy of a 21st century statue.

Statue of First Woman to Vote

Also, Women's History House is directly behind statue. It re-opens from renovation on 6/25/22.

[Dana Epstein, 06/25/2022]

Statue of First Woman to Vote.

Statue of First Woman to Vote

Statue of Louisa Ann Swain, the first woman to vote.

[Karlene, 06/11/2020]

The milestone ballot was cast in Laramie on Sept. 6, 1870.


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