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Women’s Life on the Iowa Farm in 1900

Posted on March 8, 2021

“Unlike men’s work, which was often specialized, women’s work, by nature of its diversity, touched every aspect of the farm operation,” Dorothy Schwieder, Iowa: The Middle Land. Farming and agriculture played a large part in…

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Differing Opinions – Women & Suffrage in the 19th century

Posted on August 4, 2020

August 4, 2020 On August 18, 1920, the 19th Amendment was passed into law, giving women the right to vote. As we celebrate the 100th Anniversary of women’s suffrage, LHF is looking back at how…

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Digging Out from the Snow

Posted on February 7, 2014

It is no secret that we have spent a lot of time during this Iowa winter digging out from the snow. Many are anxiously awaiting Spring, which is still 6 weeks away. While it is…

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Women’s Suffrage at the Turn of the Century

Posted on August 19, 2013

August 19, 2013 As we push forward in a year dormant in regard to political elections, I felt the need to look further into how women gained the right to vote. Considered a civic duty…

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