#1, Historic Marker in Johnstown, NY, birthplace of Elizabeth Cady Stanton 200 years ago tomorrow November 15th! It reads: The Birthplace of Equal Rights for Women in this country, and the World, was right here in Johnstown. At the near-by site of young Elizabeth Cady’s home, her father’s law office and her school, the Academy, she experienced the inspiration and the inception of that zealous crusade for the emancipation of women. ELIZABETH CADY STANTON The greatest feminist reformer of 19th century America. The progenitor of the 19th amendment to the United States Constitution which extended the right of suffrage to the women of this Republic.”
#5: The History of Woman Suffrage in Four Volumes is a documentary masterpiece from 50 years of co-operative teamwork between Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony. Both were outstanding leaders in the campaign for women’s equal rights. During the years 1884 Stanton and Anthony lived right here in Johnstown to write Volume III of their documentary. Mrs. Stanton lived with her sisters in the old family home, and Susan Anthony was only a block away, where she boarded at Mrs. Henry’s house. Before you is Mrs. Henry’s House, and in it the same pleasant “Parlor Chamber” where Susan B. Anthony devoted the year 1884 preparing Volume III for The History of Woman Suffrage.