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Iron County

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April 11, 1895
Iron County women petition for suffrage

On April 11, 1895, Ann E. Webster’s petition for an equal suffrage clause in Utah’s state constitution was presented to the Utah Constitutional Convention. Webster and 443 other Iron County residents had signed the petition.

September 29, 1894
Iron County WSA organized

The Iron County Woman Suffrage Association was organized in Parowan on this day when suffrage leaders visited from Salt Lake.

November 20, 1894
Suffrage event

The Iron County WSA held an evening of musical and literary entertainment featuring an original composition: “The Echo of Equal Suffrage.”

July 24, 2006
Statue of Paulina Phelps Lyman Dedicated

A statue of suffragist and midwife Paulina Phelps Lyman was dedicated in Parowan’s Heritage Park on July 24, 2006. Sculptor Stanley Johnson portrayed Lyman on the way to deliver a baby.

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