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Pueblo celebrates 100 years of women's suffrage

Posted at 5:16 PM, Aug 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-22 19:16:36-04

PUEBLO — 100 years of women's suffrage was celebrated Saturday in Pueblo.

The Pueblo Heritage Museum teamed up with Women's Suffrage Centennial of Southern Colorado for a drive-by parade to honor those who fought for women's right to vote and to urge more people to vote every election day.

Some volunteers dressed in period clothing and held signs representing the movement.

Some are direct descendants of key figures involved in the movement in Colorado.

"Our ancestors picketed the White House, were arrested, beaten and jailed," said Leslie Bates, great-granddaughter of Annie Laurie Quinby.

"This was a hard-fought battle that Americans take for granted," Louise Ewing Burg, granddaughter of Lucy Ewing said.

Organizers of the event had reserved six spots in the State Fair parade but opted for the drive-by parade after the State Fair parade was canceled.