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Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the Women’s Right to Vote
GFWC Florida District 10’s Role During the Woman’s Suffrage Movement
Five years before the passing of the 19th Amendment, Mrs. Zena M. Dreier made history when she cast a ballot in the June 19, 1915 city election. Mrs. Zena M. Dreier was the first woman to cast a ballot not only in Fellsmere and all of Florida, but also the first woman to cast a vote south of the Mason-Dixon Line. The town residents took much pride in this unique woman’s right, and urged neighboring municipalities to follow the ‘Fellsmere Way’ to equal suffrage. In 1919, a U.S. Constitutional amendment granted suffrage to women. But history will note that Fellsmere led the way.