Lodi's Laura DeForce Gordon was an early advocate for women's
right to vote but died before California granted that right in
Saturday, October 15, 2011 12:00 am
The fight for women to have the right to vote was a hot topic in
Lodi a century ago in 1911.
Laura DeForce Gordon
Lodi American Association of University Women members march into
the Harmony Grove Church cemetery carrying signs to remember Laura
DeForce Gordon’s work as a suffragette at the group’s 100th
anniversary celebration of women’s right to vote on Monday, Oct.
American Association of University Women member Ruthie Right
takes a moment to remember Laura DeForce Gordon’s work as a
suffragette at the group’s 100th anniversary celebration of women’s
right to vote at Harmony Grove Church on Monday, Oct. 10, 2011.
Tuesday, October 11, 2011 12:00 am
The melody of “Amazing Grace” echoed softly across Harmony Grove
Church’s cemetery as the rain began to lightly spatter across the
gravel and gravestones Monday morning.
Laura DeForce Gordon
Saturday, October 1, 2011 12:00 am
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.
Saturday, July 16, 2011 12:00 am
A century ago, horseshoers and harness makers still did a good
business Downtown in Lodi. Admission to a motion picture cost 10
cents. The librarian was in charge of keeping up the lawn and small
park planned for outside the library.
Tuesday, May 20, 2008 10:00 pm
Lodi is fortunate to have a bounty of places that give visitors
a vintage flavor of the region's heritage. Here are the Lodi area's
top 10 sites that should be on any history buff's must-see
Friday, November 3, 2006 10:00 pm
A pioneer woman's life was tough with cooking, caring for kids,
housecleaning, laundry, milking the cow, feeding the chickens,
helping on the farm and walking downtown or hitching up the horse
and wagon anytime a run to the general store was needed. Sometimes,
pioneer women just hungered for companionship with other
Tuesday, October 24, 2000 10:00 pm
The Tuleburgh chapter of E Clampus Vitus will dedicate a plaque to Gertie DeForce Cluff, publisher of Lodi's first newspaper and older sister of Laura DeForce Gordon, the famous suffragette, on Saturday, Oct. 28.
Saturday, October 21, 2000 12:00 am
Gertie DeForce Cluff was a woman ahead of her times.