Marjorie Moore Brown Women’s Suffrage Marker Dedication
The first historic marker in Nevada on the National Votes for Women Trail (NVWT) will be unveiled during a dedication ceremony on Friday, Nov. 22. The marker commemorates suffrage leader Marjorie Moore Brown, who played an instrumental part in the early success of women’s suffrage in Nevada, as well as at the national level. In 1914, Nevada passed a woman suffrage bill and active members of the state campaign went on to work for suffrage in other states and set up voter education groups in the state. The NVWT marker for Brown is located at the Mizpah Hotel, which provided meeting rooms for the suffrage league and hosted suffrage speakers from out of town. The November 22 dedication will begin at noon at the hotel located in Tonopah, Nev.
The NVWT, a project of the National Collaborative for Women’s History Sites (NCWHS), identifies the many sites that were integral to the suffrage movement. This marker series commemorates the people, places and things instrumental to women gaining the right to vote in the United States in 1920 with the passing of the 19th Amendment.
MARJORIE MOORE BROWN
WORKED FOR NEVADA’S VOTE &
THE NINETEENTH AMENDMENT.
SUFFRAGE MEETINGS HELD HERE
AT MIZPAH HOTEL 1912-1914.
WILLIAM G. POMEROY FOUNDATION 2019