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Transylvania Suffragettes Line Up To Cast A Ballot

Picturing The Past  


Last updated 3/9/2020 at 12:39pm

This photo shows the library beside the courthouse and provides a perspective of the line for women voters. The library was a common downtown spot for women to gather in the early 1900s. (Courtesy photo)

Last week Picturing the Past covered local events leading up to the ratification of the 19th Amendment giving women the right to vote in 1920. Election Day 1920 appears to have been a typical Transylvania day – rainy.

An article in the Friday, Nov. 5, 1920, Brevard News begins, "Transylvania County probably polled the greatest ballot in its history in spite of a steady downpour. At a very early hour on Tuesday morning a stream of the new voters (the fair sex) were in line stretching from the public library to the polls and on the opposite side stretching from Macfie's corner stood the ol...

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