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Nevertheless, They Persisted: Celebrating The Anniversary Of 19th Amendment’s Certification


1870. 1896. 1920. 1965. 1975. These are years when women and later, disenfranchised minorities, finally gained full access to vote in Utah, and they were the anniversaries celebrated outside the Historic Cache County Courthouse on Wednesday evening.


“We were originally planning to hold this celebration in March, but this may be the best day to have our celebration,” said Barbara Tidwell, organizer and co-chair of Cache Celebration of Women Suffrage 2020, to introduce the event commemorating the 100th anniversary of the certification of the 19th Amendment.


Nearly 100 men, women and children gathered off Main Street to hear the plucky music of the local, all-female group Wildflower before speakers, ranging from county councilmembers Tidwell and Gina Worthen to Utah State University President Noelle Cockett, remarked on the local voices who helped lead the way. To read the rest of this story, go to hjnews.com.


This story is made possible thanks to a community reporting partnership between The Herald Journal and Utah Public Radio.