Lodi’s women were first in state to vote
Lodi's Laura DeForce Gordon was an early advocate for women's
right to vote but died before California granted that right in
Posted: Saturday, October 15, 2011 12:00 am
Updated: 7:16 am, Sat Oct 15, 2011.
The fight for women to have the right to vote was a hot topic in
Lodi a century ago in 1911.
In the late summer of 1911, people were talking about farmers
getting $11 a ton for Zinfandel grapes. The first talking motion
picture was shown at Tokay Theater on July 30. And citizens were
discussing the need to build a new high school.
Saturday, October 15, 2011 12:00 am.
Updated: 7:16 am.