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This brief note, written by William Watson, mayor of Argonia, Sumner County, informed Susanna Salter that she was elected to serve as mayor in the election held two days earlier. Salter was the first elected female mayor in the United States. This is a photographic copy of the original, which was loaned to the Historical Society by Monroe Billington, author of "Susanna Madora Salter, first woman mayor," Kansas Historical Quarterly, autumn 1954, pages 173-183.

Creator: Watson, William H.
Date: April 6, 1887

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This source could be grouped with the photograph of Salter or the newspaper article about her tenure in office, both of which have been chosen for this standard. It can illustrate how Kansas was, in many ways, a path breaker in terms of attitudes toward women's roles in politics and local government. And, how women in leadership roles had an impact on their local communities.

KS:7th:4.1:Women's Suffrage (2005)

Item Number: 211215
Call Number: Misc. Salter, Susanna Madora
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 211215

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