"Last evening the ladies met to organize...Several resolutions were adopted...If the men wish to hold control over women, let them be on alert. We believe in equal rights."
-Louisa Barns Pratt
June 7, 1846
Yeah, we are talking a whopping 74 years before the 19th Amendment which gave women the right to vote in the US in 1920. Besides being whimsical, this quote is surprisingly prophetic. These were not your average barefoot "baby-makers" that are so belittled in our day. These early women were among the first pioneers to cross the plains and to settle uncharted land. They were courageous and fought death daily on behalf of their beliefs. They exibited enormous physical, emotional, and moral strength that any modern feminist could be proud of.
Happy Pioneer Day