"Woman will always be dependent until she holds a purse of her own."
—Elizabeth Cady Stanton


 
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Erie Canal cruise: Life in the past lane

Posted by Georgia Ann Mullen on April 4, 2012 | Leave a comment (4)
“If there are locks at the Pearly Gates, we’re not going!” That was our Declaration of Sentiment after passing through CS-2&3, the double lock that relayed our canal boat toward Seneca Falls. Cruising the Erie and Cayuga-Seneca canals in New York for three days last summer was relaxing...

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Peppermint Museum honors Erie Canal industry

Posted by Georgia Ann Mullen on April 1, 2012 | Leave a comment (3)
If you’re cruising the Erie Canal past Clyde, N.Y., take an hour to stop in Lyons, the next town west, and tour the Hotchkiss Peppermint Oil Building. Baldy Bob will tell you when it’s open and how to get there. Baldy Bob gets his kicks greeting boaters who stop at the Lyons dock before going...

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Women rule in Seneca Falls

Posted by Georgia Ann Mullen on March 28, 2012 | Leave a comment (1)
If you support women’s rights and haven’t made a trip to Seneca Falls, NY—go! I’ve visited several times and never fail to be moved by the names of the 68 courageous women engraved on the wall in the Women’s Rights National Historical Park who signed the Declaration of Sentiments more...

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A riveting story

Posted by Georgia Ann Mullen on May 8, 2011 | Leave a comment (0)
An excellent read! If you are interested in women’s history and enjoy a fictional story woven with historical fact you will love this book. “A Shocking and Unnatural Incident” gives a fascinating account of the very beginnings of women’s suffrage and portrays what life was...

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Rewatering downtown Rochester

Posted by Georgia Ann Mullen on September 25, 2010 | Leave a comment (1)
Rochester, NY is no stranger to water. The Genesee River starts as a drip somewhere in Pennsylvania and flows north through New York’s southern tier, past Geneseo and Avon (both mentioned in Wixumlee Is My Salvataion). The narrow river drops down three waterfalls stuck smack in the middle of...

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Reading/signing Sunday at World Canals Conference

Posted by Georgia Ann Mullen on September 14, 2010 | Leave a comment (0)
Former Western New York resident Georgia Ann Mullen will read from books in her Canal Tales Series Sunday, Sept. 19 at the World Canals Conference in Rochester, NY. Georgia’s readings from A Shocking & Unnatural Incident and Wixumlee Is My Salvation will highlight how canals fit into...

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Outrageous behavior led to 19th Amendment

Posted by Georgia Ann Mullen on August 26, 2010 | Leave a comment (2)
Today is not simply another Women’s Equality Day. Aug. 26, 2010 marks the 90th anniversary of the 19th Amendment giving women the right to full citizenship, that is the privilege and responsibility to vote. I looked up the text of the 19th Amendment and found it to be two simple sentences of...

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