By Allona Bown
Lincoln Middle School 

Pioneering equality for women


August 12, 2020

(Publisher’s note: this was the winning essay in the seventh grade division of a contest hosted by the Sweetwater County Historical Museum.)

Over 150 years ago on Dec. 10, 1869 arguably one of the most memorable moments in history was put into action. Leaders in Wyoming granted women to vote and hold power in law making and office. This simple action pioneered equality for women across the United States. One woman in woman’s rights history that I would like to focus on is Ester Hobart Morris. According to the U.S. National Park Service, Morris was born on August 8th, 1814 in Tioga Coun...

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