When Esther Morris Headed West: Women, Wyoming, and the Right to Vote (Hardcover)

Women, Wyoming, and the Right to Vote

By Connie Nordhielm Wooldridge, Connie Nordhielm Woldridge, Jacqueline Rogers (Illustrator)

Holiday House, 9780823415977, 32pp.

Publication Date: September 1, 2001



Esther Morris headed west, all the way out to Wyoming. There she heard tell of a man who shared her own notions: Colonel William Bright thought women should be able to vote. Esther decided it was time to show that women could hold office, too. So she went and became the first female judge in the United States.

Not everyone liked Esther's ideas. But Esther had the courage to show how an idea looked in the living of it -- and to change some minds along the way. This is the tale of a remarkable woman who was a pioneer in more ways than one!