Susan B. Anthony was born on February 15, 1820. This year-long blog celebrates not only her 200th birthday,
but also her work, life, and the progress toward universal woman's suffrage as well as the 100th anniversary
of the year-long effort to ratify the Nineteenth Amendment.

During this year I will be adding stories from my imagined kitchen conversations with Susan B. Anthony and recipes from her era.
I am beginning this week because on June 4, 1919, women were one step closer to getting the vote when the United States Congress
passed the Nineteenth Amendment to the Constitution. Just over a year later, on August 18, 1920, Tennessee was the 36th state to ratify,
thus achieving passage by the required three-fourths of the nation's then 48 states states.
By 1984 all of the states that had been in the union at the time had finally ratified the amendment.

As essays are added, I'll mark them as "POSTED" on this Overview page and provide a link through for the stories and recipes of this year of celebration.

RECIPE for Susan B. Anthony's favorite kind of Old Fashioned Sponge Cake is at the bottom of this post. Scroll down to find the easy-to-make recipe.

Monday, May 13, 2019

1871 Spiritual Refreshment at Yosemite

Posts December 2019 PREVIEW:

Tell me about your trip to Yosemite, a place that was difficult to reach and more difficult to tour.

Yes, Mrs. Stanton and I planned carefully for our trip. We each had fine set of linen bloomers made so we could ride astride the mules that would take us down into the canyon and on to visit its wonders. Alas, Mrs. Stanton was too stout to ride, and so she walked the six miles. When I reached our destination at the bottom I had Mr. Hitchens, our host, supply my guide with lunch and tea to take back up the path to refresh Mrs. Stanton. About six o’clock her party arrived arrived with Mrs. Stanton pretty near jelly.  

For Sunday morning’s devotion I rode with Mr. Hitchens and others, but not dear Mrs. Stanton, two-and-a-half miles to Mirror Lake, and there waited to see the coming of the sun over the rocky spires, reflected in the placid water. Such glory mortal never beheld elsewhere. 

RECIPE: To be selected

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