Women of Fellsmere In 1920, the women of Fellsmere exercised their right to vote. This was almost five years before that right was given to other women (east of the Mississippi). Their vote was only good in the one-mile square that was the Town of Fellsmere, but in the documents approved and signed by the Governor incorporating Fellsmere, that right had been written in! These women had settled in this isolated western part of (then) St. Lucie County, mostly as farmers’ wives. Their hard work was acknowledged by the equal opportunities afforded in the incorporation papers of this small rural town. FLOR500, Garden 351
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Women of Fellsmere

In 1920, the women of Fellsmere exercised their right to vote. This was almost five years before that right was given to other women (east of the Mississippi). Their vote was only good in the one-mile square that was the Town of Fellsmere, but in the documents approved and signed by the Governor incorporating Fellsmere, that right had been written in! These women had settled in this isolated western part of (then) St. Lucie County, mostly as farmers’ wives. Their hard work was acknowledged by the equal opportunities afforded in the incorporation papers of this small rural town.



 




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