Roadside markers are an important part of 2017 suffrage centennial!

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Roadside markers are being erected throughout New York State as part of the Pomeroy Foundation’s funding program. The most recent was to honor Helen Hinsdale Rich placed in front of the Richville (NY) Public Library. Nineteen historic markers in 12 counties, were established in July 2017 to commemorate women gaining the right to vote in New York State. Richville historian Lila Youngs says Helen Hinsdale Rich, and her husband Moses, raised their family in Richville, where Helen became well-known as a poet, and first took her stand for women’s suffrage. She studied at St. Lawrence University before traveling around the country writing and speaking in favor of women’s rights. She was a member of the National Woman’s Suffrage Committee in the 1890s.

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