VOTES FOR WOMEN
- Grant Recipient
National Votes for Women Trail
- 376 Idaho Ave SE, Huron, SD 57350, USA
- 44.362126, -98.209021
National Collaborative for Women's History Sites
Woman’s suffragist and president of the South Dakota Universal Franchise League, Mamie Shields Pyle once lived at this home on 376 Idaho Street. Mamie was the wife of Attorney General of South Dakota, John Pyle. In the early 1900s she began to fight, along with others, across the U.S. for women to have the right to vote. In 1910 Mamie was elected as president of the South Dakota Universal Franchise League, a position that she held for nearly a decade. In her role as president she helped mobilize suffragists around the state to raise awareness of the organization’s cause. Mamie was also the founding president of the South Dakota League of Women Voters in 1919.