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On This Day in Geauga County: February 1

February 1, 2022

On February 1, 1879, Susan B. Anthony spoke at the Union Chapel of South Newbury.  The title of her presentation was “Woman Wants Bread, Not the Ballott.”   

After attending the meeting, R. H. Ober wrote on March 14 in the Geauga Leader, “Union Hall was crowded both evenings by intelligent audiences, who listened for two hours each evening with close attention.  The work she [Anthony] has done here must make a lasting impression, and we fondly hope will awaken many to serious action in the reforms which are so much needed.”  

Learn more about the Union Chapel of South Newbury (“The Cradle of Equal Suffrage”). Tours are available April – October. 

Learn more about Geauga County history in the Anderson Allyn Room in our Chardon Branch 

These posts are contributed by GCPL Family & Local History Specialists Lynn and Melissa.

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