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Women celebrate the 150th anniversary of having the right to vote in Utah

Suffragists don clothes circa 1870
Posted at 9:40 AM, Feb 12, 2020

SALT LAKE CITY — Women's suffrage in Utah was first granted in 1870, 26 years before Utah became a state.

Among all US states, only Wyoming was granted suffrage to women earlier, but because Utah had an election before Wyoming, Utah women were the first to cast ballots in America after the start of the suffrage movement.

On Wednesday, women donned clothes from the 1870s era at the Utah State Capitol to celebrate the 150th anniversary.