Tuesday, November 7, 2017

A Hundred Years Ago in Hudson

In 1917, Election Day was yesterday, November 6. On November 7, this headline appeared on the front page of the Hudson Evening Register, not emblazoned across the top of the page, as one might expect, but still above the fold.

In the brief article that follows, the first sentence shares the news that the women of New York "were given unlimited suffrage at yesterday's election by a majority expected to be 100,000." The rest of the article reports other results of the election, among them that "Tammany Hall returned to power in New York city."

Women of Hudson, let us today celebrate the hard-fought victory of our forebears by exercising the right they won for us a century ago.

See you at the polls! . . . which are open from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.

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