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


 
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Seneca Falls deserves some respect

Posted by Georgia Ann Mullen on November 10, 2016 | Leave a comment (0)
A newsy article about Seneca Falls, NY, the setting for my first historical novel, turned up in the Washington Post recently. Debra Bruno starts out by declaring that “If Concord, Mass., is the home of the “shot heard round the world” in the American Revolution, and Gettysburg was...

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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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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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How writers get ideas

Posted by Georgia Ann Mullen on May 19, 2011 | Leave a comment (0)
Ideas for my historical novels grew out of my employment as a journalist–or, more exactly, from the places my job as magazine writer and editor took me. One of those places was Seneca Falls, NY, where I traveled to write a town profile for a regional magazine. I toured Elizabeth Cady...

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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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90 years voting by frailer sex

Posted by Georgia Ann Mullen on August 21, 2010 | Leave a comment (0)
In 1920 it took only 39 words to give U.S. women the right to vote. In 1971 192 words were deemed necessary to proclaim Aug. 26 Women’s Equality Day. But, hey, we’re happy to have both. In July 1848, when Elizabeth Cady Stanton stood up in the Wesleyan Chapel in Seneca Falls and...

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Ellenville to restore Hunt Building on Women’s Heritage Trail

Posted by Georgia Ann Mullen on January 31, 2010 | Leave a comment (2)
Ellenville, NY, is more than 200 miles from Seneca Falls, the heart of the women’s rights movement, and both are on the New York State Women’s Heritage Trail. Ellenville residents call their deteriorating Hunt Memorial Building the “heart of the village” and point to its historical...

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The shocking struggle for women’s rights

Posted by Georgia Ann Mullen on December 1, 2009 | Leave a comment (0)
How old were you when you heard about the First Woman’s Rights Convention? I was at least 40. Most women don’t know a few small town ladies launched the fight for women’s rights way back in 1848. We aren’t taught about women’s rights or the contributions women made–and continue...

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