Transylvania Suffragettes Line Up To Cast A Ballot
Picturing The Past
Last updated 3/9/2020 at 12:39pm
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...