Petticoat Rulers

For all my women friends.

As some of you know, last week I kicked off the New Year skiing in Jackson Hole, WY. One morning while the kids were at ski school, I went to breakfast at a quaint place in town. On one wall of the restaurant was a picture of five women in Petticoats from the 1900’s. I asked my sister-in-law, a local of the area, about the significance of the picture. As it turns out, Wyoming made a name for itself as the “Equality State” in 1920 when an all-women council was elected in Jackson, including a female mayor. As a matter of fact, unlike many other states during this time, Women in Wyoming were allowed to vote and purchase property since 1869.


According to an article written in 2014 in the Jackson Hole Daily News & Guide, this council of women were highly effective. When they took office they had only…

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  1. Good morning, Edith,

    I guess this is the first time I read your blog and really enjoyed what you had to say about stress and changing our perceptions about ourselves; had a little extra energy last week and want not to lose it this week. Let’s see what happens.

    And I’m writing to ask for 5or 10 more baby books. Can you send them please (or bring them if you choose).

    No time for a chat; 12 are coming to the writers’s table, weather permitting.

    Hugs, Elaine


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