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Gazette opinion: Celebrate Montana women's suffrage centennial: Vote

Gazette opinion: Celebrate Montana women's suffrage centennial: Vote

Encouraging all eligible voters to cast ballots is a staple of The Billings Gazette’s election season opinions. This November, that call has extra significance because Montana is celebrating the centennial of women’s suffrage.

October 19, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Meet the pioneers who helped Montana women gain the right to vote

Meet the pioneers who helped Montana women gain the right to vote

A century ago, a group of brave women — some men, too — helped bring the vote to Montana women.

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Guest opinion: Suffragists fought to win Montana women's rights 100 years ago

Guest opinion: Suffragists fought to win Montana women's rights 100 years ago

Young Belle Winestine described suffragist Jeannette Rankin as “magnetic,” with an “illuminous quality,” and quoted another observer of the charismatic Rankin as like a “young panther ready to spring.”

January 24, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Billings lawmaker eyeing U.S. House seat

Billings lawmaker eyeing U.S. House seat

Billings state legislator Elsie Arntzen won’t be filing for the U.S. House race — at least not this week.

January 08, 2014 4:35 pm
Mural to honor Montana women to be painted for State Capitol

Mural to honor Montana women to be painted for State Capitol

HELENA — Joining the ranks of Sacagawea, Jeannette Rankin and Maureen Mansfield at the Montana State Capitol will be a new mural depicting women’s contributions as community builders in Montana history.

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Book brings out the seedier side of Montana's formative years

Book brings out the seedier side of Montana's formative years

The Western frontier was a tough place for anyone to make a living, and more so for a woman on her own. Some women turned — by choice — to the most reliable source of income they could find in the world's oldest profession. These are the women profiled in Lael Morgan's "Wanton West: Madams, …

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Speaker tells of Rankin's stand against war

Speaker tells of Rankin's stand against war

Jeannette Rankin was criticized for her stand against the U.S. entering World War I.

July 19, 2012 5:30 pm Photos

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Jeannette Rankin

Jeannette Rankin

Montanan Jeannette Rankin, the first woman elected to the U.S. Congress, as among several representatives voting against the U.S. entering World War I. She would be the only member of Congress to vote against going to war after the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor.    

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Naumann to be awarded Rankin Peace Prize

Retired Episcopal priest Father John Naumann will receive the 2012 Jeannette Rankin Peace Award this fall.

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Horse Sense: Why Dems boast more female candidates

HELENA -- After a proud tradition of electing many of the first women to hold political office in Montana, Republicans have fallen far behind Democrats these days in fielding female candidates.

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65-year-old student graduates after starting at UM in 1965

65-year-old student graduates after starting at UM in 1965

Roughly four decades after first attending a class on the University of Montana campus, 65-year-old Bob Johnson sat down earlier this year to fill out his application for graduation.

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Rankin leaves White House

Rankin leaves White House

Jeannette Rankin leaves the White House in 1917 when she was serving her first term in Congress. This photo is featured at the Western Heritage Center’s exhibit on women at work.

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Rankin speaks

Rankin speaks

Jeannette Rankin speaks from the National American Women Suffrage Association headquarters in Washington D.C., in 1917. Rankin was the first woman elected to Congress. She won her first election in 1916 was elected to a second term in 1940. Both times she voted against the U.S. entrance into…

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Walk to work with women in WHC exhibit

Walk to work with women in WHC exhibit

“Don’t sit around! It’s worse than working. You think working is bad. Sitting around is worse, and if you sit around, you get nothing done. You have nothing to eat. You have nothing toward your house. You have no wood. You have no food. To sit around is worse than working. ...”

March 04, 2012 12:05 am Photos

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Weekend Sampler: 8 things to do this weekend

Weekend Sampler: 8 things to do this weekend

Suggestions from the Enjoy Bloggers on events and activities to attend this weekend:

November 18, 2011 11:00 am Photos

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MasterLube owner to receive Jeannette Rankin Peace Award

Bill Simmons has been named winner of the 2011 Jeannette Rankin Peace Award.

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Janitor finds historic news articles mixed in with trash

Janitor finds historic news articles mixed in with trash

HELENA - Capitol janitor Tammy Moore spends most of the evening throwing away trash no one wants, but last week she discovered articles of historical interest on the first woman elected to Congress buried in boxes headed toward the landfill.

July 14, 2009 11:15 pm Photos

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Found Artifacts

Found Artifacts

These articles from 1916 on Congresswoman-elect Jeannette Rankin were found in a pile outside the Capitol building in Helena. Capitol janitor Tammy Moore recognized the articles as valuable and saved them from the trash bin. The articles are now headed for the Rankin collection at the state…

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