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The Struggle For Suffrage In The West

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Sat. 2/15, 12p:  Carol Boss speaks to writer Chris Enss about her new book,"No Place For A Woman: The Struggle For Suffrage In the Wild West".In 1870, a grandmother named Louisa Ann Swain stepped up to a ballot box in Laramie, Wyoming and became the first woman in the U.S. to exercise the right to vote, ushering in the era of Western states' early foray into suffrage equality.  The author will share stories of  some of the heroines whose hard work resulted in the expansion of women's rights.