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Washington Woman Suffrage at the Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition
HistoryLink produced sixteen essays documenting suffrage activities in Washington,
primarily in Seattle, during the summer of 1909, with emphasis on the National American
Woman Suffrage Association and the Washington Equal Suffrage Association Conventions
and their conjunction with the ongoing Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition. These fully
sourced and illustrated essays, now posted on
include an overview (Cyberpedia) and fifteen date-driven timeline essays.
- Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition (1909): Woman Suffrage
- Washington Equal Suffrage Association publishes Washington Women's Cook Book in Seattle in late 1908.
- Prominent suffragists arrive in Spokane on June 28, 1909.
- Suffrage Special arrives in Tacoma on June 29, 1909.
- Suffrage leaders from around the country arrive in Seattle by special train on June 29, 1909.
- Washington Equal Suffrage Association holds its convention in Seattle on June 30, 1909.
- Prominent Seattle women participate in a reception for noted suffragists at Seattle's Hotel Lincoln on June 30, 1909.
- The National American Woman Suffrage Association holds its first formal evening meeting at Seattle's Plymouth Congregational Church on July 1, 1909.
- Suffrage proponents speak at second evening meeting of National American Woman Suffrage Association convention at Plymouth Congregational Church in Seattle on July 2, 1909.
- The Washington Equal Suffrage Association hosts the third evening meeting of the National American Woman Suffrage Association convention at Seattle's Plymouth Congregational Church on July 3, 1909.
- Woman Suffrage leaders speak from Seattle pulpits and The Reverend Dr. Anna Howard Shaw speaks at the Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition on Sunday, July 4, 1909.
- National suffrage leaders address the public during the fifth evening meeting of the National American Woman Suffrage Association convention at Seattle's Plymouth Congregational Church on July 5, 1909.
- Pauline Steinem delivers the report of the Committee on Education at the National American Woman Suffrage Association Convention in Seattle on July 6, 1909.
- Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition in Seattle celebrates Suffrage Day on July 7, 1909.
- Suffragists join The Mountaineers' Club 1909 outing to Mount Rainier and plant an A-Y-P Exposition flag and a "Votes For Women" banner at the summit of Columbia Crest on July 30, 1909.
Paula Becker and Cassandra Tate