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July 5, 2020

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1908 Ada suffragette parade

It’s 1908 in Ada. This isn’t just any parade. It’s a women’s suffrage parade on Ada’s Main Street. It was 12 year later that women received the right to vote in the U.S.

Lee Crouse shared this photo with the Icon. Those flags have either 45 or 46 stars, as Oklahoma became the 46th state that year.

Theodore Roosevelt was president, Mother’s Day was observed for the first time and New York City passed a law making it illegal for people who control public places to allow women to smoke in them. The mayor vetoed the law.

We’ve come a long way since 1908, baby.