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Mayor Rosas Proclaims Tribute to Elnora Monroe Babcock

Yesterday, Mayor Rosas and various city staff celebrated the placing of a historical marker (#196) on the National Votes for Women Trail, at 627 Washington Avenue, the home where Elnora Monroe Babcock lived from 1880 until her death in 1934.
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Elnora was a pioneer for the American women’s suffrage movement in the City of Dunkirk, Chautauqua County, New York State and as chair of the National Woman Suffrage Association's press department; and not only does Dunkirk gain a permanent place on the map with the placing of this historical marker; it celebrates the important contributions Elnora made through her steadfast advocacy for women’s suffrage; and this dedication ceremony was made possible by the efforts of Traci Langworthy, Professor of History at JCC for nominating Elnora’s home, the Pomeroy Foundation for funding the marker, and the assistance of the Dunkirk Historical Society & Museum and Diane Andrasik, City Historian.
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Chautauqua County will be home to 2 such historical markers on the National Votes for Women Trail. Chautauqua County is the location of the grassroots efforts that set the wheels in motion to eventually grant women the right to vote.