THE NEW BANNER IMAGE IS TAKEN FROM LESLIE’S WEEKLY MAGAZINE AND ERRONEOUSLY DEPICTS THE FIRST FORMAL JURY IN THE WORLD TO SEAT WOMEN AS BEING COMPRISED OF ALL WOMEN. THAT IS INCORRECT, MEN WERE ALSO ON THAT JURY. IT ALSO SHOWS A WOMAN IN THE JURY BOX WITH HER BABY. THAT TOO IS NOT TRUE. POSSIBLY A DELIBERATE ATTEMPT TO DEMEAN THE SERVICE OF THE WOMEN ON THE JURY. THE JURY WAS EMPANELED MARCH 1870, LARAMIE WYOMING.
The Albany County Historical Society strives to plan, to promote and to sponsor educational programs on historical subjects pertaining to Albany County and to Wyoming. We collect source materials and other historical data pertaining to the early history peculiar to Albany County and nearby areas. Our goal as an organization is to encourage our members and other local residents to do research, author articles and reports and accomplish publication of the same.
WYOMING SUFFRAGE NEWS: For the next couple of months, the Albany County Historical Society Facebook page will carry historic newspaper articles from the period 1867-1869 leading up to the 1869 Suffrage Act passage. Check out the new posts every day by clicking on the button and scrolling down to the daily post.
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2019 marks efforts by historians to celebrate the 1869 Wyoming Suffrage Act. To that end we are doing several articles on local women. Here is a new one on the first woman every elected to the Wyoming Legislature. Also learn the backstory of the T-rex on the UW campus. Also access over 120 additional articles by clicking on the "Collections" tab at the top of the page or use the search button if you are looking for something in particular, use the search button below.