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We Can’t Do Worse Than the Men!

Yoncalla City Council 1920

Yoncalla City Council 1920

“We Can’t Do Worse Than the Men! Yoncalla Women Take Over Municipal Government 1920”

Join the League of an evening of historical entertainment when Shannon Applegate recounts the time when the women of Yoncalla took over the local government because the men were not doing their jobs.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Douglas County Library, 1409 NE Diamond Lake Blvd., Roseburg, OR
7PM to 8:30PM

A quote from The Atlantic regarding this long-ago event.

“On November 2, 1920, the citizens of Yoncalla, Oregon, got a big surprise as the ballots were tallied in their local election. All the incumbent men on the city council had been voted out. Yoncalla, a small town of 323 residents about 40 miles south of Eugene, had voted in an entirely female city council.”

This presentation is open and free to the public. All are welcome.

For more information, contact us at [541] [672] [1914].

Download and print or email the flyer to distribute. Thank you!

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