This month marks the 100th anniversary of California granting women the right to vote. Decades before 1911, however, women had a champion in a Lodi pioneer who fought hard for women's rights but died four years before women won rights in this state. California was one of a handful of states to grant rights to women before the national constitution was amended in 1919.
The most famous woman in Lodi's early history and the first Lodi person to achieve national recognition was Laura DeForce Gordon.
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