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Petticoat Politics

The Petticoat Government consisted of Mrs. Minnie “Sis” Miller, mayor, and Mrs. Ferne W. Skeen, Mrs. Buena H. Smith, Mrs. Ida M. Cunningham, Mrs. Kate Friend, and Mrs. Marion Shortt, town council.

Letters poured in from around the world wishing them luck and expressing amazement that an all woman government could be elected anywhere. The State Department featured the story in its Voice of America broadcast.

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The First Lady: Museum pays tribute to Edith Bolling Wilson

The following article by Joe Tennis ran yesterday in the Bristol Herald Courier. Wytheville, VA — Happy birthday, Edith! The First Lady – Edith Bolling Galt Wilson – was born in a second-story apartment in downtown Wytheville, Va., on Oct. 15, 1872. In 1915, she became the second wife of President Woodrow Wilson. She also […]

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Edwards their man will be buried so deep beneath the great flood of Powers ballots

Mountain AdvocateBarbourville KYFri, Aug 5, 1910 Jackson County.Great Rejoicing Among the Edwards People. Last Monday being county court day in McKee, there was quite a large crowd gathered in from different parts of the county. This brought together in all including the 4 or 5 living in McKee about 1 dozen Edwards men, an unusually […]

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