Learn about Susanna Madora (Dora) Salter, the first woman in America to be elected as a town Mayor. She governed as Mayor for Argonia, Kansas during the unrest at a time of strong opposition to liquor and supported by the WCTU voters.
Bonnie Johnson will perform a 1st-person account of Mayor Salter. Salter turned the tables on many in the local political environment who had conspired to discredit her activities. Her story is inspiring to think about while researching the women in your ancestral tree.
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The news of Mayor Salter's election and the story surrounding the event was transmitted over the wires around the country and world.
Large and small towns published the story and added their own impressions of how the event influenced people everywhere.
This article was published in the Rochester, New York Democrat and Chronicle on August 21, 1887. (Article was much longer.)
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