On This Day 100 Years Ago: Hoosier Women Arrive at the Polls

In our October newsletter, we encouraged readers to dig into Hoosier State Chronicles to discover stories from November 2, 1920, the first time Indiana women voted. Heeding the call, I reviewed one newspaper to learn more about how women voted and how they were perceived on that historic day.   The front page of the evening edition of The Indianapolis News on Tuesday, November 2, 1920, featured this political cartoon, depicting a woman with the phone held close, anxiously awaiting the election returns while her husband griped off to the...

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