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 July 2021
New Historical Highway Marker In Bristol Honors Women’s Voting Rights Advocate
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The N.H. Division of Histor- ical Resources is pleased to an- nounce that a New Hampshire Historical Highway Marker hon- oring E. Maude Ferguson, who worked to help women secure the right to vote and who became the first woman elected to the New Hampshire State Senate, has been installed in Bristol Town Square.
The marker reads:
“A resident of Bristol, E. Maude Ferguson was widely ad- mired for her community ser- vice. A member of the League of Women Voters, she won election to the NH House of Representa- tives six years after women secured the vote. In 1930, after two terms in the House, she became the first woman elected to the NH State Senate, having been endorsed by both Republicans and Democrats. A trained elocutionist, she served on the Judiciary Committee and chaired the State Library Committee during her terms in
marker to commemorate signif- icant New Hampshire places, persons or events must submit a petition of support signed by at least 20 New Hampshire res- idents. They must also draft the text of the marker and provide footnotes and copies of support- ing documentation, as well as a suggested location for marker placement.
New Hampshire’s historical highway markers illustrate the depth and complexity of our his- tory and the people who made it, from the last Revolutionary War soldier to contemporary sports figures to poets and painters who used New Hampshire for inspira- tion; from 18th-century meeting houses to stone arch bridges to long-lost villages; from factories and cemeteries to sites where in- ternational history was made.
The New Hampshire Histor- ical Highway Marker program is jointly managed by the N.H. Division of Historical Resources and N.H. Department of Trans- portation.
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Save the date Saturday, Au- gust 7th for the Friends annual Book Sale 9am to 2pm at the Minot-Sleeper Library, Bristol. This popular event, sponsored by the Friends of Minot-Sleeper Library, is a fundraiser that helps support many library programs including the Summer Reading program, museum passes, and media subscriptions.
Unfortunately, the Friends were unable to hold the book sale last summer, but this year it is back bigger and better than ever. You’ll be able to browse ta- bles of books outside in the lower
parking lot as well as tables and shelves in the library basement. If you missed purchasing the Holiday Cookie Buffet cookbook last December, there will be more copies available.
If you are interested in finding out more about this organization, visit the Friends page at minot- or become in- volved by joining the Friends at their meeting the first Monday of each month at 10:30am at the library. The Friends of the Minot-Sleeper Library is a non- profit 501c(3).
Inspired by the 100th anni-
versary of the passing of the 19th Amendment, which granted women the right to vote, Bristol Historical Society requested the marker to recognize the contri- butions of women who broke ground by becoming involved in state and local government.
This is the 269th marker in New Hampshire’s Historical Highway Marker program.
Any municipality, agency, or- ganization or individual wishing to propose a historical highway
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