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An Excursion up the Coast, by Eliza W. Farnham
Eliza W. Farnham, who promoted social reform, became matron of the women's section of Sing Sing Prison in 1844. Despite ... [Read more]

Journey to San Francisco, by Eliza W. Farnham
We had been but little more than a month settled before it became necessary for me to go to San ... [Read more]

A Walk Through Time: Georgiana Bruce Kirby, by Janet Krassow and Randy Krassow
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Planting Potatoes, by Eliza W. Farnham
The great labor of seed-time, in which Geordie and I had yet to bear our part, was the potato planting, ... [Read more]

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Women were granted the right to vote 75 years ago under the 19th amendment, but the fight for that right began much earlier. In California, the battle for women's suffrage started 99 years ago.

The fight for California women's suffrage came during the presidential campaign year of 1896. The campaign ..." [More]

Excerpted from Crusading Women: Santa Cruz was a Hotbed of Suffrage Fight by Ross Eric Gibson