|In Portland, September 8th, 1871|
But in that article is a nice tidbit about Salem.
|"Miss Anthony's success at Salem|
was as complete as at Portland"
September 22nd, 1871
|A Salem memorial service|
was silent on any earlier visit
April 9th, 1906
The 1872 voting effort in Portland came after several years of organizing, which began with suffrage organizations in Salem and Albany. Abigail Scott Duniway, who lived in Albany and later moved to Portland, was a leader during this period and got Anthony to come speak at the Reed Opera House on Aug. 31, 1871.
|August 18th, 1871|
|September 8th, 1871|
|September 15th, 1871|
The exact date is not that big of a deal, but it would be interesting to learn more about how her visit was received. That notice from September 22nd says she talked to Oregon Supreme Court Justices while at the Chemeketa Hotel about her understanding of the 14th and 15th amendments. A later notice claims 2000 people attended the Salem lecture, but the 1870 census gives Salem a population of 2139. I'm not buying 2000, and The New Northwest is running publicity and hype in addition to news, so it would not be surprising to see an exaggerated claim on something like this. Besides, if 2000 people had heard her, you'd think a few old-timers would have been around in 1906 to talk about it at the Memorial Service.
If she visited the State Fair, as the itinerary suggests, she might have come to Salem again, and if more turns up there might be more to say!
|February 19th, 1920|
Addendum, February 22nd
Here's few other items of minor interest....
The September 29th Albany State Rights Democrat suggests the Salem Mercury is the paper to read! I don't even know if that's in the Salem Public Library's holdings, as it does not appear to be in the CCRLS catalogue - or, indeed, if at the new temporary Library location they've even got microfilm readers set up. In Eugene UO appears to have it for sure, though. (That might be something longer-term, but low-priority to investigate. It would be interesting to read a positive, local reception.)
|State Rights Democrat, September 29th, 1871|
|State Rights Democrat, September 15th, 1871|
The lineaments of her face are not softened by a single pleasing expression. A hard, stony earnestness, an ever present look of unyielding earnestness, an ever-present look of unyielding combativeness, a grim stare...They just pile up the ways to say she doesn't smile enough.
|O.C., Weekly Enterprise, September 1st, 1871|